Calflora
Taxon  Report   1193 
Bromus arvensis  L.
Field brome,  Soft brome
Bromus arvensis, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Bromus
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Bromus anatolicus
PLANTS: Bromus japonicus ssp. anatolicus
PLANTS: Bromus japonicus var. porrectus
PLANTS: Bromus japonicus
PLANTS: Bromus patulus
More information about  Bromus arvensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (BRAR5)

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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2017).

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