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Brachypodium distachyon (annual false-brome,false brome, purple false brome)

Brachypodium distachyon
Brachypodium distachyon
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Brachypodium distachyon (annual false-brome, false-brome, purple false-brome) is a winter annual grass (family Poaceae) that is locally abundant in certain areas of California, especially those with rocky soils.

Cal-IPC Inventory rating:Moderate

Cal-IPC Resources on Brachypodium distachyon

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • None for this species.

Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings

  • Clines, J., J. DiTomaso, et al. (2004). Grasses working group. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2004. Ventura, CA.

Other Resources on Brachypodium distachyon

  • USDA PLANTS database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from the UC Berkeley Jepson Herbarium.
  • CalFlora - Distribution information by county based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.
  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.