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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
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 et al. 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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 17

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

Management

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Eggers, M.J.S. 2005. Riparian vegetation of the Montana Yellowstone and cattle grazing impacts thereon. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. 125 p.
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