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Bromus rubens

Le brome rougeâtre
Red Brome

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Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower size

12-30 mm long

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Linear

Height

20-60 cm

Description

A grass that is resistant to dry conditions. Very dense, it can spread over large areas. When young and green it is fodder for sheep. With age the grass turns reddish, hence it’s name ‘rubens’. The stems are round and hollow. When touched the spikelets detach themselves from the stalks and can attach themselves to the coat of a passing dog, for instance, travelling inward towards the skin and possibly causing infections.

Flowers

The spikelets are 4-6 cm long with 7-11 florets. They vary in colour from green to purplish red.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass

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Fruits Seeds

Caryopsis: 1-seeded fruit, pointed, 1 mm wide, 5 mm long.

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