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Bromus latiglumis

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Plant types and subtypes: Grasses, Wetland Grasses, Prairie Grasses

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade, shade

Water Use: low, medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: acid, neutral, loam, clay, sand

Height: 2'-5'

Bloom Time: June, July, August

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Additional Tags: clumping, colonizing, naturalizing, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, wetland plant

Bromus latiglumis (earlyleaf brome)
  • Bromus latiglumis (earlyleaf brome)
  • Bromus latiglumis (earlyleaf brome)

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Description

Bromus latiglumis

Also known as:

earlyleaf brome

,

flanged brome

,

broad-glumed brome

Scientific Synonyms:

Bromus altissimus

Description

Bromus latiglumis is a cool season, upright, fine-textured grass, that actively grows in spring and fall. Seed panicles are 3" to 8" long, nodding and have an open form.

Cultivation

Earlyleaf brome, occurs in moist woodlands, as well as open savannas and floodplains. It is adapted to moist, mesic, and dry mesic conditions, from part sun to full shade. The wetland status indicator is FACW: usually occurs in wetlands, but may occur in non-wetlands.

Propagation

Propagate from seed.

Additional Notes

Bromus latiglumis is quick to establish, and an excellent grass choice for areas with open shade or dappled sunlight.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: MD

Classification

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