Bromus latiglumis

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
Species:Bromus latiglumis (Scribn. ex Shear) Hitchc.
Common NameEarlyleaf Brome
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: CCNMP; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Caryopsis; Fruit Type: Grain; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Basal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Bromopsis latiglumis Bromopsis latiglumis (Scribn. ex Shear) Holub
Bromus altissimus Bromus altissimus [Weber,]
Bromus altissimus f. incanus Bromus altissimus f. incanus (Shear) Wiegand
Bromus ciliatus var. incanus Bromus ciliatus var. incanus (Shear) Farw.
Bromus ciliatus var. latiglumis Bromus ciliatus var. latiglumis Scribn. ex Shear
Bromus incanus Bromus incanus
Bromus purgans var. incanus Bromus purgans var. incanus
Bromus purgans var. latiglumis Bromus purgans var. latiglumis
Zerna latiglumis Zerna latiglumis (Scribn. ex Shear) Henrard

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Lewis (KY), Anderson (TN), Knox (TN), Madison (TN), Morgan (TN), Scott (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1995 - 1996

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0112753 Morgan Tennessee
Bromus latiglumis
ETSU002967 Unicoi Tennessee
Bromus latiglumis
ETSU002966 Unicoi Tennessee
Bromus latiglumis
31973000021032 Lewis Kentucky 17 Aug 1995 Gelis, Rudy
Bromus altissimus
TENN-V-0035081 Madison Tennessee
Bromus latiglumis
31234100121027 Lewis Kentucky 05 Oct 1996 Rudy A. Gelis
Bromus altissimus
TENN-V-0035083 Knox Tennessee
Bromus latiglumis
TENN-V-0035082 Scott Tennessee
Bromus latiglumis
TENN-V-0035084 Knox Tennessee
Bromus latiglumis
TENN-V-0035080 Anderson Tennessee
Bromus latiglumis
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