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Woodland Brome
Bromus laevipes
About Woodland Brome (Bromus laevipes) 4 Nurseries Carry This Plant Bromus laevipes is a species of brome grass known by the common name Chinook 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 exceed 1.5 meters in height. The leaf blades may be nearly 2 centimeters wide at the bases. The flower cluster is an open array of spikelets, the lower ones drooping or nodding. The spikelets are flattened and usually hairy or downy.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

5 ft tall


Winter Semi-deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Brown, Cream

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 5 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade


For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 12.1" - 154.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.15" - 5.80", Coldest Month: 20.4" - 55.7", Hottest Month: 44.2" - 78.2", Humidity: 0.01" - 26.55", Elevation: 1" - 12226"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Chinook Brome

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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