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Bromus japonicus (Japanese brome, Japanese chess)

Bromus japonicus
Bromus japonicus
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

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

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