Etymology: Bromus: from the Greek bromos, an ancient name for the oat
Plants: perennial grass
Habitat: partial shade, woods
Conservation Status: Native
- backs of lemmas hairless, long hairs on the margins
- similar hairs also on leaves and stems
- first glume 1-nerved, second glume 3-nerved
- awns < 10 mm
- 4-6 leaves on stem, uppermost nodes exposed
- wetlands, especially fens
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7, Wetland Indicator = FACW Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Grasses of Iowa: Detailed photographs, descriptions, maps Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food
Alberta Government: "The identification of certain native and naturalized grasses by their vegetative characters", S.E. Clarke, J.A. Campbell and W. Shevkenek. 1950.
(Publication no. 762 ; Technical bulletin no. 50). Drawings, descriptions. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc.