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Soft Brome - Bromus hordeaceus
Other Names:  Bull Grass, Soft Cheat, Soft Chess

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Annual bunchgrass. Stems 20–80 cm. Leaves: blades 2–3 mm wide. Inflorescence a narrow panicle 3–10 cm long. Spikelets 8–13 mm long with 5 to 7 florets. Lemmas with a straight awn 6–10 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Non-native
 


Range Comments
Introduced throughout much of North America (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX) .

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 15

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Habitat
Disturbed sites especially gravelly roadsides, lots, and loose steep rocky sites (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Management

References
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