Taxon  Report   11687    
Festuca bromoides  L.
Brome fescue
Festuca bromoides
© 2008 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Festuca bromoides
© 2012 Robert Steers/NPS
Festuca bromoides
© 2008 Sean B. Smith
Festuca bromoides, 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
Festuca bromoides
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Vulpia bromoides

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Festuca dertonensis
ICPN: Vulpia bromoides
More information about  Festuca bromoides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).