Taxon  Report   1207    
Bromus madritensis  L.
Foxtail chess,  foxtail brome, Madrid brome, Spanish brome
Bromus madritensis
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Bromus madritensis
© 2005 Steve Matson
Bromus madritensis
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Bromus madritensis, 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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Bromus madritensis
© 2009 Barry Rice
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Bromus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Anisantha madritensis
PLANTS: Anisantha matritensis
PLANTS: Bromus matritensis
More information about  Bromus madritensis
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 21, 2019).