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California brome

Gramineae Bromus carinatus Hock. and Arn.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This is a bunchgrass native in the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Coast regions. The plant grows up to 4 feet. Leaf blades are up to 8 inches long, about 0.5 inch wide. It produces large quantities of leafy forage, relished by all kinds of livestock while immature. The mature foliage is less palatable, but the seed heads are palatable and nutritious. The plant is relatively short lived.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch