Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Bromus tectorum Linnaeus
(Cheatgrass, Downy Brome)
Anisantha tectorum (Linnaeus) Nevski
Bromus tectorum is a short, exotic grass considered a nuisance by many. The lemmas have 1-2 cm long awns. The branches of the inflorescence droop under the weight of the spikelets. It is an invasive throughout much of the wilderness.
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Bromus tectorum, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, May 19, 2007
Bromus tectorum, annual root system, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, Apr. 10, 2008
Bromus tectorum, awns & lemma, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, Apr. 10, 2008
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