Bromus pubescens

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Bromus pubescens
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Scientific classification
B. pubescens
Binomial name
Bromus pubescens
Muhl. ex Willd.

  • Bromopsis pubescens (Muhl. ex Willd.) Holub
  • Bromus ciliatus fo. laeviglumis (Scribn. ex Shear) Wiegand
  • Bromus ciliatus subvar. laevivaginatus (Wiegand) Farw.
  • Bromus ciliatus var. laeviglumis Scribn. ex Shear
  • Bromus hookeri var. pubescens (Muhl. ex Willd.) E. Fourn.
  • Bromus laeviglumis (Scribn. ex Shear) Hitchc.
  • Bromus purgans fo. glabriflorus Wiegand
  • Bromus purgans fo. laevivaginatus Wiegand
  • Bromus purgans var. laeviglumis (Scribn. ex Shear) Swallen
  • Forasaccus ciliatus var. laeviglumis (Scribn. ex Shear) Lunell

Bromus pubescens, common name hairy woodland brome or hairy wood chess, is a grass species found across much of the eastern and central United States, as well as in Arizona, Québec and Ontario.[2][3]

Bromus pubescens is a perennial herb up to 1.2 m (4 feet) tall. Leaf blades are up to 30 cm (12 inches) long and 15 mm (0.6 inches) across. Spikelets are drooping, up to 3 cm (1.2 inches) long, lacking awns on the glumes.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Tropicos
  2. ^ Prairie Moon Nursery
  3. ^ Soreng, R. J., G. Davidse, P. M. Peterson, F. O. Zuloaga, E. J. Judziewicz, T. S. Filgueiras & O. N. Morrone. 2003 and onwards. On-line taxonomic novelties and updates, distributional additions and corrections, and editorial changes since the four published volumes of the Catalogue of New World Grasses (Poaceae) published in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. vols. 39, 41, 46, and 48. In R. J. Soreng, G. Davidse, P. M. Peterson, F. O. Zuloaga, T. S. Filgueiras, E. J. Judziewicz & O. N. Morrone (eds.) Internet Catalog of New World Grasses. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis
  4. ^ Illinois Wildlowers
  5. ^ New England Wildflower Society
  6. ^ Pavlick, L. E. 1995. Bromus of North America 1–160. Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria.