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Bromus orcuttianus

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About Orcutt's Brome (Bromus orcuttianus) Bromus orcuttianus is a species of brome grass known by the common name Orcutt's brome. It is native to western North America from Washington to Baja California, where it grows in many types of habitat. It is a perennial grass which may reach 1.6 meters in height. The flower cluster is an open array of spikelets, the lower ones drooping or nodding. The spikelets are flattened and have short awns at the tips of the fruits.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
2.6 - 5.3 ft (0.8 - 1.6 m)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Dry places, meadows

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
15' - 10999'

Annual Precip. ?
13.1" - 125.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.25" - 4.01"

Coldest Month ?
19.5° F - 52.0° F

Hottest Month ?
44.7° F - 79.3° F

Humidity ?
0.30 vpd - 25.47 vpd

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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