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Bromus marginatus - Nees. ex Steud.

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 - British Columbia and Alberta to California, New Mexico and South Dakota.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Bromus marginatus Mountain Brome


SDA-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 marginatus 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.

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Bromus marginatus is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). 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

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed.
Edible Uses:

Seed - cooked[161, 177]. Used as a piñole[213, 257]. The seed is heavy[213]. The seed is rather small and fiddly to utilize[K].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Broom.

Tied bunches of plants have been used as hair brushes and light brooms[257].

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. It is considered to be a part of B. carinatus by some botanists[60]. Tolerates a pH in the range 5.3 to 7.8. 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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Found In

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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 japonicusJapanese Chess, Field brome10
Bromus mangoMango, Mango brome20
Bromus ramosusHairy Brome01
Bromus rigidusRipgut Brome10
Bromus tectorumCheat Grass, Downy Brome11
Bromus thominiiSoft Brome10

 

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