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Awnless Brome
Bromus inermis ssp. inermis
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Also known as - Smooth Brome.

Not native to Alberta. Perennial.

General Description

By Gustave J. Yaki

Introduced from Eurasia. Abundant. Aggressive grass spreading into all open habitats. A serious threat to our native biodiversity. Stems, 2-15 dm tall; nodes seldom hairy. Leaves, 5-15 mm wide; the blade constricted with a pair of light-coloured arches, impressed, like the bulbous projections from the letter B (for Brome), about midway along the blade; ligules about 1 mm long, auricles often absent. Flowers, open, erect or arching panicle, 5-20 cm long; spikelets mostly 1.5-3 cm long; Fruit, relatively large, usually lax or drooping in an open panicle. Habitat: open woods, grassland, roadsides, fields, disturbed areas.

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