Bromus catharticus

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Bromus catharticus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Bromus
Species: B. catharticus
Binomial name
Bromus catharticus
  • Bromus angustatus Pilg.
  • Bromus bolivianus Renvoize
  • Bromus breviaristatus (Hook.) Thurb. nom. illeg.
  • Bromus brongniartii Kunth
  • Bromus haenkeanus (J.Presl) Kunth
  • Bromus mathewsii Steud.
  • Bromus mucronatus Willd. ex Steud. nom. inval.
  • Bromus preslii Kunth
  • Bromus schraderi Kunth nom. illeg.
  • Bromus strictus Brongn. nom. illeg.
  • Bromus unioloides (Willd.) Kunth ex Raspail nom. illeg.
  • Bromus unioloides Kunth
  • Bromus willdenowii Kunth
  • Ceratochloa australis Spreng. ex Steud. nom. inval.
  • Ceratochloa breviaristata Hook.
  • Ceratochloa cathartica (Vahl) Herter
  • Ceratochloa festucoides P.Beauv. nom. inval.
  • Ceratochloa haenkeana J.Presl
  • Ceratochloa pendula Schrad.
  • Ceratochloa secunda J.Presl
  • Ceratochloa simplex Nees
  • Ceratochloa submutica Steud. [Spelling variant]
  • Ceratochloa unioloides (Willd.) P.Beauv.
  • Ceratochloa willdenowii (Kunth) W.A.Weber
  • Festuca quitensis Spreng. nom. illeg.
  • Festuca unioloides Willd.
  • Forasaccus breviaristatus (Hook.) Lunell
  • Schedonorus unioloides (Kunth) Roem. & Schult.
  • Serrafalcus unioloides (Kunth) Samp.
  • Tragus unioloides (Willd.) B.D.Jacks. nom. inval.
  • Zerna unioloides (Kunth) Lindm.

Bromus catharticus is a species of brome grass known by the common names rescuegrass, grazing brome, prairie grass, and Schrader's bromegrass.[2]

It is native to South America but it can be found in other places, including Europe, Australia and North America, as an introduced species. It is an annual or perennial grass growing up to a meter in height. The inflorescence is made up of spreading spikelets, the upper ones erect and the lower ones nodding or drooping. Each spikelet is very flat and pointed, the fruits tipped with short awns.


  1. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 12 November 2015 
  2. ^ USDA GRIN Taxonomy, retrieved 12 November 2015 

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