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Soft Brome - Bromus hordeaceus

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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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).

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

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).

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Soft Brome — Bromus hordeaceus.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from