Cheatgrass

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Photo of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum)

Bromus tectorum (invasive)

Cold-season annual grass; erect to spreading; 20-60cm tall. Leaf blades flat; 5-12cm long, 2-7mm wide; sheaths and collars softly pubescent and purplish; ligule acute. Inflorescence a dense, nodding panicle; 5-20cm long; 4-8 spikelets; awned lemmas; unequal glumes.

Stubbendieck, James L, Stephan L Hatch, and L. M Landholt. 2004. North American Wildland Plants. 1st ed. Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press.

Habitat Type Tolerance Invasive?
Disturbed sites, roadsides, heavily grazed rangelands across the U.S. Primarily in the west. Full to partial sun. Yes