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Brachypodium sylvaticum  (Huds.) P. Beauv.
Slender false brome
Brachypodium sylvaticum is a perennial grasslike herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: moderate
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Genus: Brachypodium
Family: Poaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSFestuca sylvatica
Information about  Brachypodium sylvaticum from other sources

[Cal-IPC] Invasive: Brachypodium sylvaticum (slender false-brome) is a perennial bunchgrass (family Poaceae) whose known distribution in California is currently limited to portions of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Slender false-brome was introduced to Oregon in 1930, where it spread rapidly in forests and upland prairies, especially along roadsides and trails. It forms a dense cover that may suppress forest regeneration, degrade wildlife habitat, and increase fire risks. In California it has invaded redwood groves, and there is concern that it could damage this limited habitat type. Cal-IPC Rating: Moderate ? Alert (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

[Wikipedia] Europe, Asia, Africa native: Brachypodium sylvaticum, commonly known as false-brome,[1] slender false brome[2] or wood false brome, is a perennial grass native to Europe, Asia and Africa. It has a broad native range stretching from North Africa to Eurasia.[3] (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 06/07/2023).