Species: Common Soft-brome (Bromus hordeaceus hordeaceus)

Family: Grasses (POACEAE (GRAMINEAE))

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.


This ubiquitous, diverse family includes annual, biennial, and perennial species, terrestrial and aquatic species, and deciduous and evergreen species. One reason why grasses are such successful plants is that they grow from the base, whereas most other plants grow from the tip. This means they are more likely to survive when damaged, for example by mowing, grazing, or fire. 70% of all crops are grasses, producing grains for food.

C. Common Soft-brome (Bromus hordeaceus hordeaceus)

This is a tall, short-awned annual or biennial brome, with grey-green leaves, an erect panicle, and loosely clustered flower spikes. It is native, and flowers from May.

Additional Information


Common Soft-brome

Common Soft-brome has loosely clustered flower spikes. It is a native grass, and flowers from May.