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Bromus tectorum
cheat grass
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades,Alaska south to Baja California, east to Maine and Texas.

Habitat: Waste or disturbed areas, especially common on overgrazed land.

Flowers: April - June

Origin: Introduced

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Bromus tectorum L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 77. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Anisantha tectorum (L.) Nevski
Bromus tectorum L. var. glabratus Spenn.
Bromus tectorum L. var. hirsutus Regel
Bromus tectorum L. var. nudus Klett & Richt.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Bromus tectorum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Bromus tectorum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Bromus tectorum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Bromus tectorum photos.

USDA Plants: Bromus tectorum information.

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