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Bromus ciliatus
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Fringed Brome
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Bromus ciliatus

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About Fringed Brome (Bromus ciliatus) Bromus ciliatus is a species of brome grass known by the common name fringed brome. It is native to most of North America, including most of Canada, most of the United States except the South, and northern Mexico. It is a plant of many habitats, including temperate coniferous forest. It is a perennial grass growing in tufts up to 1.2 meters tall, and occasionally taller in the Great Plains. The leaves often have sparse long hairs. The open flower cluster bears many spikelets on stalks, the upper ones ascending and the lower nodding or drooping. The spikelets are flattened and made up of layered rounded fruits.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
3 - 4 ft (0.9 - 1.2 m)


Growth Rate

Flower Color

Flowering Season

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
367' - 11476'

Annual Precip. ?
6.9" - 85.5"

Summer Precip. ?
0.63" - 2.84"

Coldest Month ?
19.8° F - 50.3° F

Hottest Month ?
42.1° F - 70.2° F

Humidity ?
0.34 vpd - 23.46 vpd

Soil Description
Prefers sandy soils

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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