Bromus erectus

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Bromus erectus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Bromus
Species: B. erectus
Binomial name
Bromus erectus
Huds. [1]

Bromus erectus, commonly known as erect brome,[2] upright brome or meadow brome,[1] is a dense, course, tufted perennial grass. It can grow to 120 centimetres (47 in). Like many brome grasses the plant is hairy.[3]


The ligule is blunt but finely serrated, sometimes with hairy edges. Panicle is usually upright, rather than nodding, bearing up to four panicles on each. These can be purple, red or green. B. erectus flowers in June and July.[3]


Found on well-drained calcerous soils, B. erectus is widespread in Europe, South West Asia, North West Africa, and has been introduced into North America.[3]


  1. ^ a b Bromus erectus was first described and published in Flora Anglica 39. 1762. "Name - Bromus erectus Huds.". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved May 22, 2011. Locality: Habitat in cretaceis circa Rochester, Dartford et Gravesend, in Cantino; Distribution: England 
  2. ^ "Bromus erectus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c C. E. Hubbard (1978). "Upright brome, Bromus erectus Huds.". Grasses. Penguin Books. pp. 72–73. ISBN 978-0-14-013227-4. 

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