Calflora
Taxon  Report   1196    
Bromus carinatus  Hook. & Arn.  var. carinatus 
California brome,  Mountain brome
Bromus carinatus var. carinatus
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Bromus carinatus var. carinatus
© 2003 James B. Gratiot
Bromus carinatus var. carinatus
© 2012 Virginia Moran
Bromus carinatus var. carinatus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Bromus carinatus var. carinatus
© 2003 James B. Gratiot
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Bromus
Parent: Bromus carinatus
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Alpine Fell-fields, (many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Bromus marginatus var. seminudus
More information about  Bromus carinatus var. carinatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (BRCA5)

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).