Calflora
Taxon  Report   1220    
Bromus vulgaris  (Hook.) Shear
Columbia brome,  Common brome
Bromus vulgaris
© 2018 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Bromus vulgaris
© 2018 Neal Kramer
Bromus vulgaris
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Bromus vulgaris, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Bromus vulgaris
© 2017 Zoya Akulova
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Bromus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Bromopsis vulgaris
PLANTS: Bromus vulgaris var. eximius
PLANTS: Bromus vulgaris var. robustus
More information about  Bromus vulgaris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (BRVU)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2018).

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