Bromus pubescens Muhl. ex Willd.
Family - Poaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Node of stem.
Leaves - No info. yet.
Arrow shows the closed leaf sheath.
Pubescence of the leaf sheath.
Inflorescence - No info. yet.
Flowers - No info. yet.
Flowering - May - July.
Habitat - Mesic to dry upland forests, ravines, streambanks, bluff ledges, bottoms, old fields, roadsides.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This is one of the few native species of Bromus in Missouri and it is one of the most easily recognized and common species also. The plant can be found nearly throughout the state but it is less common in the north-central portions of Missouri. B. pubescens grows to over 1m tall and can be recognized by its drooping inflorescences, closed leaf sheaths, and pubescent stems and leaves.
Photographs taken near Stegal Mountain, MO., 5-26-03.