Taxon  Report   1137    
Brachypodium distachyon  (L.) P. Beauv.
False brome,  Purple false brome
Brachypodium distachyon
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
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Brachypodium distachyon
© 2000 Joe DiTomaso
Brachypodium distachyon
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Brachypodium distachyon, a monocot, is an annual or perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Brachypodium distachyon
© 2018 Allison Titus
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Brachypodium
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Bromus distachyos
PLANTS: Trachynia distachya
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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 18, 2019).