Brachypodium distachyon

Brachypodium distachyon_annual falsebrome_ JM Di Tomaso
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Synonyms: Bromus distachya (L.) Link., Trachynia distachya (L.) Link

Common names: annual false-brome; false brome; purple false brome; stiff brome

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.

Rating: Moderate

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    • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from the UC Berkeley Jepson Herbarium.
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    Symposium Presentations

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

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