Taxon  Report   1198    
Bromus catharticus  Vahl
Rescue grass,  Rescuegrass
Bromus catharticus
© 2008 Neal Kramer
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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
© 2005 Ken Harris
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Bromus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Bromus brevis
PLANTS: Bromus haenkeanus
PLANTS: Bromus unioloides
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).