Taxon  Report   1208    
Bromus madritensis  L.  ssp. madritensis 
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Bromus madritensis ssp. madritensis
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Bromus madritensis ssp. madritensis
© 2007 David L. Magney
Bromus madritensis ssp. madritensis
© 2005 Steve Matson
Bromus madritensis ssp. 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 ssp. madritensis
© 2012 Robert Steers
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Bromus
Parent: Bromus madritensis
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

More information about  Bromus madritensis ssp. 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 22, 2019).