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Bromus kalmii

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Plant types and subtypes: Grasses

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry

Soil Description: neutral, average, poor, loam, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 1'-2'

Bloom Time: June, July

Bloom Color: green

Leaf Color: blue-green, gray-green

Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Additional Tags: attracts birds, colonizing, drought tolerant, naturalizing

Bromus kalmii (arctic brome)
  • Bromus kalmii (arctic brome)
  • Bromus kalmii (arctic brome)
  • Bromus kalmii (arctic brome)

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Description

Bromus kalmii

Also known as:

arctic brome

,

prairie brome

,

wild chess

Scientific Synonyms:

Bromopsis kalmii, Bromus purgans

Description

Wetland indicator status FACU: usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
CT, DC, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, ND, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SD, VA, VT, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: MD, NH
  • Possibly Extirpated: ME

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae Grass family
Genus Bromus brome
Species Bromus kalmii arctic brome