Taxon  Report   1218    
Bromus tectorum  L.
Cheatgrass,  downy brome, Downy brome grass, Downy chess
Bromus tectorum, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: High
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(6759 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Bromus
Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Anisantha tectorum
PLANTS: Bromus tectorum var. glabratus
PLANTS: Bromus tectorum var. hirsutus
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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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Feb 16, 2020).