Source: California Invasive Plant Council


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Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens (=B. rubens) (red brome)

Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens (=B. rubens)
Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens (=B. rubens)
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens (=B. rubens) (red brome) is a cool-season annual grass (family Poaceae) found throughout California, especially in the southern part of the state. Red brome invades disturbed areas, roadsides, agricultural fields, rangelands, and forestry sites, in addition to native communities. Red brome is spreading rapidly in desert shrublands, pinyon pine-juniper communities, three-needle pine woodlands, and coastal scrub, where it increases fire frequency and converts habitat to annual grassland.

Cal-IPC Inventory rating: High

Cal-IPC Resources on Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • Brooks, M. and K. Berry (1999). Ecology and management of alien annual plants in the California desert. CalEPPC News. 7: 4-6.
  • DiTomaso, J. (1998). Results of the CalEPPC questionnaire at Symposium '98 in Ontario. CalEPPC News. 6: 4.
  • Gibson, J. and W. Bunn (2006). Factors that control non-native plant species within shaded fuelbreaks at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Cal-IPC Symposium, Rohnert Park, CA, California Invasive Plant Council.
  • Holt, J. S. (2005). Invasive plants research at UC Riverside. Cal-IPC News. 13: 12-13.

Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings

  • Bauder, E. T. (1996). Exotics in the southern California bernal pool ecosystem. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '96. San Diego, CA.
  • Devender, T. R. V., R. S. Frlger, et al. (1997). Exotic plants in the Sonoran desert region, Arizona and Sonora. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '97. Concord, 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.

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