- Bromus secalinus is an annual grass that can grow from 17.7-39.4 in (45-100 cm) tall. It is native to Africa, temperate Asia, and parts of Europe. It has been introduced to Australia, North America, Hawaii, and South America.
- The erect central culm is unbranched with 4-8 leaves alternate along the its length. The medium green leaf blades are about 0.3 in (7 mm) across and 9 in (23 cm) long.
- The flower is an open panicle of spikelets up to 7 in (18 cm) long and 4 in (10 cm) across. The branches of the panicle are either bilateral or droop to one side and are organized along the central axis.
- The seeds are large grains that are linear-oblongoid in shape.
- Ecological Threat
- B. secalinus is seen invading disturbed areas such as dry prairies, limestone glades, disturbed grassy meadows, vacant lots, abandoned fields, cropland, areas along railroads, and waste areas. It is weedy and aggressive.
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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Invasive Listing Sources
- Arkansas Noxious Weeds - Noxious
- East Central Florida CISMA
- Faith Campbell, 1998
- Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council - Category 4
- Illinois Invasive Plant List
- Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
- Native Plant Society of Oregon, 2008
- Nonnative Invasive Species in Southern Forest and Grassland Ecosystems
- Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
Other System LinksPlants: BRSE
NPDN Pest: PCAATBK
NPDN Host: 28114
CategoriesCategory: Grass or Grasslike
|Common Name Reference:|| Weed Science Society of America Common Names List|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|