cheat grass, downy brome, downy chess, June grass
Etymology: Bromus: from the Greek bromos, an ancient name for the oat
Plants: annual grass
Habitat: railroads, sandy roadsides
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized; potentially invasive
Flora of North America: Flora of North America WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods Invasive And Exotic Species of North America: Descriptions, management issues, warnings, photos, etc. 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.