Calflora, a 501c3 non-profit
Taxon  Report  
Bromus tectorum  L.
Cheatgrass, downy brome,   Downy brome grass,   Downy chess
Bromus tectorum is an annual grasslike herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: High
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial
Observation Search
(7393 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Bromus
Family: Poaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSAnisantha tectorum
JEF + PLANTSBromus tectorum var. glabratus
PLANTSBromus tectorum var. hirsutus
PLANTSBromus tectorum var. nudus
More information about  Bromus tectorum

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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 09/28/2022).