Taxon  Report   1198 
Bromus catharticus  Vahl
Rescue grass,  Rescuegrass
Bromus catharticus
© 2005 Ken Harris
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Bromus catharticus
© 2009 Barry Rice
Bromus catharticus
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Bromus catharticus, a monocot, is an annual or perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Bromus catharticus
© 2008 Neal Kramer
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Bromus brevis
PLANTS: Bromus haenkeanus
PLANTS: Bromus unioloides
PLANTS: Bromus willdenowii
PLANTS: Ceratochloa cathartica
PLANTS: Ceratochloa unioloides
PLANTS: Ceratochloa willdenowii
PLANTS: Festuca unioloides
More information about  Bromus catharticus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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:   (Accessed: Jul 19, 2018).

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