Brachypodium pinnatum

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Brachypodium pinnatum
Nordens flora Brachypodium pinnatum.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Brachypodium
Species: B. pinnatum
Binomial name
Brachypodium pinnatum
(L.) P.Beauv.

Brachypodium pinnatum, tor-grass or heath false brome is a plant in the grass family, with a widespread distribution in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It typically grows in calcareous grassland, and reaches 70–120 centimetres (28–47 in) tall. The flowerhead is open, with 10 to 15 erect spikelets.

Distribution[edit]

The plant can be found in such US states as California, Massachusetts, and Oregon.[1]

Ecology[edit]

Blooming next to low garden wall

The caterpillars of some Lepidoptera use it as a foodplant, e.g. the Essex Skipper (Thymelicus lineola).

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