Publication: Index Sem. (St. Petersburg) 3: 30. 1837.
selected vouchers: WTU
Notes: Note distinct spelling in H&C.
FNA24: "Bromus briziformis grows in waste places, road verges, and overgrazed areas. It is native to southwest Asia and Europe, and is adventive in the Flora region, occurring from southern British Columbia to as far south as New Mexico, and in scattered locations eastward. The unique shape of its spikelets has led to its use in dried flower arrangements and as a garden ornamental. The common name may refer to the similarity of the spikelets to a rattlesnake's tail."