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Last updated 5/6/2009 by David Giblin.
Bromus briziformis Fisch. & C.A. Mey.[FNA24, HC2]
rattlesnake brome

Publication: Index Sem. (St. Petersburg) 3: 30. 1837.

Origin: Introduced

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."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Bromus brizaeformis Fisch. & C. Mey., orthographic variant[HC]