Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Bromus carinatus
California brome, Mountain brome
Taxonomy

Synonyms:

Subspecific taxa:

Classification:

  • Magnoliophyta

Other taxonomic & nomenclature sources: USDA PlantsITISThe Plant ListIPNI

Species Distribution
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County Map Legend
Absent:
Not known from county
Medium confidence:
Medium or unknown confidence;
often old records or unverifiable observations
Medium-high confidence:
Often observations by expert botanists
High confidence:
Often vouchered herbarium records
Planted / introduced:
Native species introduced outside historic range,
or only in planted locations within county (e.g., restorations)
Historic / extirpated:
Only historic records for the species; likely extirpated
(Note that this category is not yet functional)

North American distribution maps for this species: FLNAUSDA PlantsBONAPBISON

Collection & Observation Phenology [?]

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Collection & Observation Timeline [?]

Species Status

Status/Listing: No Information

Notes:

Origin: North America

Species Description

General: Monocot, perennial, biennial, annual

Roots: adventitious, fibrous

Shoots: alternate leaf arrangment; simple leaf type; entire leaf margin; Parallel leaf venation; awl-shaped leaf shape

Inflorescence: panicle

Flowers: perfect; 3 merous; complete; hypogynous ovary position

Fruit: drupe

Physiology: autotrophic; C3 C02 fixation

Ecology & Natural History

Habitat: Species is distributed on open grounds, open woods, and waste places.

ILPIN Notes: Species is mostly biennial to weakly perennial. Hitchcock, A.S. 1950. A Manual of the Grasses of the United States. United States Printing Office. Washington, D.C. 1051 pp. Van Bruggen, T. 1976. The Vascular Plants of South Dakota. Iowa State University Press. Ames, Iowa. 538 pp. The citation on Illinois lists has L. as the author. The Chicago flora and the National List of Scientific Plant Names cite Hook. & Arnold.

Functional Relationships:

Human Relationships:

  • Edibility [?] : yes
  • Showy Flowers:

Wildlife and Livestock Information:

  • Food Value:
  • Cover Value:

Coefficient of Conservatism (C-value) [?] :

  • Entire State: 2692
  • Chicago Area:

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