Source: California Invasive Plant Council
URL of this page: http://www.cal-ipc.org/ip/management/plant_profiles/Bromus_japonicus.php
Bromus japonicus (Japanese brome, Japanese chess)
Bromus japonicus (Japanese brome, Japanese chess) is a cool season annual grass (family Poaceae) commonly found in Northern California. This grass out-competes native grasses in areas where grazing and fire have been reduced.
Cal-IPC Inventory rating: Limited
Cal-IPC Resources on Bromus japonicus
- California Invasive Plant Inventory Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.
- CalWeedMapper - Statewide maps, climate models, and reports.
- Cal-IPC News - Articles from our quarterly newsletter. (None for this species.)
- Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings - Presentations and papers from our annual Symposium. List of articles on Bromus japonicus.
Cal-IPC News Articles
- None for this species.
Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings
- Bauder, E. T. (1996). Exotics in the southern California vernal pool ecosystem. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '96. San Diego, CA, CA.
- Lair, K., N. Ritter, et al. (2006). Restoration of retired San Joaquin Valley farmlands using herbicides and activated charcoal. Cal-IPC Symposium. Rohnert Park, CA.
Other Resources on Bromus japonicus
- 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.
- The Nature Conservancy Management Summary - Information compiled by TNC land managers. Photos included for some species.
- CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.