Taxon  Report   1202    
Bromus hordeaceus  L.
Soft brome,  Soft chess
Bromus hordeaceus
© 2006 Brent Miller
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Bromus hordeaceus
© 2018 Gary McDonald
Bromus hordeaceus
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Bromus hordeaceus, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Bromus hordeaceus
© 2018 Gary McDonald
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Bromus
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Bromus hordeaceus ssp. divaricatus
ICPN: Bromus hordeaceus ssp. molliformis
ICPN: Bromus hordeaceus ssp. thominei
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More information about  Bromus hordeaceus
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).