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Soft Brome Grass

Bromus hordeaceus

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Poaceae (Grass)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
In erect or drooping clusters. The normally hairy clusters are roundish and short-awned. The lemmas (outer scales of the seed head) have pale narrow margins.
Fruit:
Pale green seeds. Bromus (see Latin name) is derived from the Greek word for Oat, and 'Soft' refers to the seed head meaning that it feels soft to touch.
Leaves:
Long, dull green leaf blades with parallel veins. The leaf blades are hairy. Soft Brome is an annual grass.
Maximum Size:
1 metre tall.
Foraging Notes:
The seeds are edible cooked.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Barley Brome, Blubber Grass, Bull Grass, Goose Grass, Lop Grass, Soft Cheat, Soft Chess.
Habitats:
Farmland, gardens, grassland, heathland, meadows, moorland, parkland, roadsides, sand dunes, wasteland, woodland.