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Bromus vulgaris
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Bromus
Species:
vulgaris

Bromus vulgaris is a species of brome grass known by the common name Columbia brome.

Distribution

It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California to Wyoming, where it grows in many types of habitat, including temperate coniferous forest.

Description

It is a perennial grass which may reach 1.1 meters in height. The inflorescence is an open array of spikelets, the lower ones drooping or nodding. The spikelets are flattened and have awns each up to a centimeter long at the tips of the fruits. This grass is considered a good forage for livestock and wild grazing animals.

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