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Bromus breviaristatus - Buckley.
                 
Common Name Mountain Brome
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Various habitats from moist woods to dry open meadows or sagebrush covered hills, sometimes to the timber line[60].
Range Western N. America - Manitoba to British Columbia, south to Iowa, Arizona and California.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Bromus breviaristatus Mountain Brome


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 1: 280.
Bromus breviaristatus Mountain Brome
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 200. Washington, DC.
   
Physical Characteristics
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Bromus breviaristatus is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in). The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms
B. marginatus breviaristatus (Buckl.)Beetle.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Seed.
Edible Uses:

Seed - cooked[161, 257]. Used as a piñole[183]. The seed is very small and fiddly to use[K].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. This plant has potential as a perennial cereal. The seed is small but can be harvested 2 - 3 times a year if the plants are well grown and fertilized[183]. It is considered to be a part of B. carinatus by some botanists[60]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in a sunny position in most well-drained soils[138, 200].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ and only just cover. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. If seed is in short supply it can be surface sown in a cold frame in early spring. When large enough to handle, prick out the seedlings into individual pots and plant them out in early summer. Division in spring. Large clumps can be planted out direct into their permanent positions whilst it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are ready to be planted out.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Bromus carinatusCalifornian Brome10
Bromus inermisSmooth Brome, Pumpelly's brome00
Bromus japonicusJapanese Chess, Field brome10
Bromus mangoMango, Mango brome20
Bromus marginatusMountain Brome10
Bromus ramosusHairy Brome01
Bromus rigidusRipgut Brome10
Bromus tectorumCheat Grass, Downy Brome11
Bromus thominiiSoft Brome10
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