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Great Brome -introduced (*Bromus diandrus)

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Native to the Mediterranean region and the Middle East. Annual. C3.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).

Other names: Jabbers, Ripgut Brome.


Great Brome is a very common weed, usually growing with other weeds in disturbed places. It is an environmental weed. The long awns give the grass a distinctive appearance; the awns are about twice as long as the rest of the spiklets.

Bromus: a kind of oat; diandrus: with two stamens.

1-3. Open flower clusters. Castlemaine.