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Bromus japonicus - Thunb. ex Murray.

Common Name Japanese Chess, Field brome
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Fields and waste places, British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec[204].
Range S. Europe - Mediterranean, to E. Asia. Introduced and naturalized in most areas of N. America.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Bromus japonicus Japanese Chess, Field brome


Patrick J. Alexander @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Bromus japonicus Japanese Chess, Field brome
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Bromus japonicus is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. The species is hermaphrodite (has 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

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves;  Seed.
Edible Uses:

Leaves[177]. No more details. Seed[177, 179]. No more details are given, but the seed is very small and fiddly to utilize[K].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

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.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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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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Botanical References

200204

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