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Bromus inermis subsp. inermis
Synonyms: Bromopsis inermis

Common Name(s): Smooth brome; bromegrass
Family: Poaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 120 to 180 (days)
Abs.Max=113° (F)    Opt.Max=77° (F)
Opt.Min=54° (F)    Abs.Min=36° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 39 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -38° (F)
Soil pH: 5.5 to 8
Soil Texture/Type: Clay or silt loam
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Adapted to regions of moderate rainfall and cool to moderate summer temperatures.
Pythium, Rust, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew
Weed - , Animal Food - forage, Environ. - erosion control, Animal Food - fodder, Poison - mammals
Boreal, temperate, dry climate, subtropical-dry winter
Geographical Origin:
Asia Temp, Indian Subcontinent, Europe

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