Bromus tectorum

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusBromus
SpeciesBromus tectorum L.
Common Namecheatgrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

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.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • 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

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Anisantha tectorum Anisantha tectorum (L.) Nevski
Bromus longipilus Bromus longipilus
Bromus nutans Bromus nutans St.-Lag.
Bromus setaceus Bromus setaceus Buckley
Bromus tectorum f. nudus Bromus tectorum f. nudus (Klett & Richt.) H. St. John
Bromus tectorum var. glabratus Bromus tectorum var. glabratus Spenner
Bromus tectorum var. hirsutus Bromus tectorum var. hirsutus Regel
Bromus tectorum var. nudus Bromus tectorum var. nudus Klett & Richter
Bromus tectorum var. tectorum Bromus tectorum var. tectorum
Schedonorus tectorum Schedonorus tectorum (L.) Fr.
Zerna tectorum Zerna tectorum (L.) Panz.

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: Anderson (KY), Barren (KY), Bracken (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Campbell (KY), Carter (KY), Christian (KY), Clark (KY), Estill (KY), Fayette (KY), Fleming (KY), Franklin (KY), Fulton (KY), Garrard (KY), Grant (KY), Grayson (KY), Hardin (KY), Harrison (KY), Hart (KY), Henderson (KY), Henry (KY), Jefferson (KY), Jessamine (KY), Knox (KY), Leslie (KY), Lincoln (KY), Logan (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Mercer (KY), Morgan (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Nelson (KY), Ohio (KY), Pendleton (KY), Pike (KY), Rowan (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Trimble (KY), Warren (KY), Whitley (KY), Bedford (TN), Campbell (TN), Cannon (TN), Carroll (TN), Cheatham (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), Decatur (TN), DeKalb (TN), Dickson (TN), Franklin (TN), Gibson (TN), Grainger (TN), Haywood (TN), Henry (TN), Hickman (TN), Houston (TN), Jackson (TN), Jefferson (TN), Knox (TN), Lake (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Lawrence (TN), Loudon (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Morgan (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Robertson (TN), Rutherford (TN), Scott (TN), Shelby (TN), Smith (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Trousdale (TN), Washington (TN), White (TN), Williamson (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, BOON, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, MTSU, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1955 - 2007

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100122165 Pike Kentucky 16 May 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
10000
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122082 Henderson Kentucky Bryan Magnus
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122173 Warren Kentucky 16 Jun 1968 Kenneth A. Nicely
1867
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122116 Lincoln Kentucky 13 May 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4140
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122124 Lincoln Kentucky 21 Apr 2003 Timothy J. Weckman
8025
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122058 Fayette Kentucky 12 May 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
9902
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122090 Henry Kentucky 10 Jun 1962 J. L. Gentry Jr.
312
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122108 Leslie Kentucky 14 May 1968 Lynn Garrison
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122017 Carter Kentucky 22 May 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
10046
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122140 Madison Kentucky 23 Jun 1978 J. Stuart Lassetter
2945
EKY
Bromus tectorum
BEREA005582 Ohio Kentucky
BEREA
Bromus tectorum
BEREA005577 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Bromus tectorum
BEREA005575 Clark Kentucky
BEREA
Bromus tectorum
BEREA005579 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Bromus tectorum
BEREA005580 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Bromus tectorum
31234100121993 Anderson Kentucky 08 Aug 1978 William S. Bryant
433
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122074 Hart Kentucky 10 May 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
6900
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122157 Madison Kentucky 05 May 1982 David D. Taylor
1382
EKY
Bromus tectorum
N/A Madison Kentucky 19 May 1968 Skip Call
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122207 Knox Tennessee 07 May 1979 Henry R. DeSelm
378
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122066 Fayette Kentucky 11 May 1962 Elizabeth M. Browne
5170
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122132 Logan Kentucky 10 May 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
6923
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122033 Clark Kentucky 21 May 1955 Mary Ruth Beckett
352
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122009 Barren Kentucky 22 May 1993 Charles J. Lapham
37
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122041 Estill Kentucky 14 May 1988 Richard G. Guetig
616
EKY
Bromus tectorum
31234100122025 Clark Kentucky 29 Apr 2007 Kayle Palmisano
1.3
EKY
Bromus tectorum
BEREA005584 Warren Kentucky
BEREA
Bromus tectorum
BEREA005581 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Bromus tectorum
BEREA005578 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Bromus tectorum
BEREA005574 Anderson Kentucky
BEREA
Bromus tectorum
BEREA005583 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Bromus tectorum
BEREA005576 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Bromus tectorum
ETSU002981 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Bromus tectorum
31973000021145 Sumner Tennessee 19 May 1972 Gonsoulin, Gene
3109
KNK
Bromus tectorum
31973000021141 Pendleton Kentucky 11 May 1983 Buddell, George
1054
KNK
Bromus tectorum
31973000021132 Campbell Kentucky 09 Jun 1974 Thieret, John
48242
KNK
Bromus tectorum
31973000021134 Fleming Kentucky 01 May 1995 Thieret, John
59632
KNK
Bromus tectorum
31973000021140 Campbell Kentucky 21 May 1981 Buddell, George
268
KNK
Bromus tectorum
MDKY00004145 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Bromus tectorum
MDKY00004143 Morgan Kentucky
MDKY
Bromus tectorum
MDKY00004144 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Bromus tectorum
MDKY00004150 Fayette Kentucky
MDKY
Bromus tectorum
MDKY00004146 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Bromus tectorum
MDKY00004148 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035240 Bedford Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
ETSU002982 Davidson Tennessee
ETSU
Bromus tectorum
31973000021131 Grant Kentucky 10 May 1993 Buddell, George
7816
KNK
Bromus tectorum
31973000021139 Bracken Kentucky 29 May 1983 Buddell, George
1148
KNK
Bromus tectorum
31973000021136 Davidson Tennessee 13 May 1973 Gonsoulin, Gene
3082
KNK
Bromus tectorum
31973000021135 Campbell Kentucky 01 Jun 1974 Cheevers, M.
23
KNK
Bromus tectorum
MDKY00004151 Fayette Kentucky
MDKY
Bromus tectorum
MDKY00004149 Pike Kentucky
MDKY
Bromus tectorum
MDKY00004147 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035264 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035279 White Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035282 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035748 Hart Kentucky
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035749 Lincoln Kentucky
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035278 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035243 Cannon Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035718 Pike Kentucky
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035262 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035255 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035280 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035252 Gibson Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035522 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035276 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035263 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035248 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035244 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035256 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035716 Fayette Kentucky
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035283 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035260 Jefferson Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035271 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035258 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035273 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035265 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035247 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035259 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0243491 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035241 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035277 Trousdale Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035253 Gibson Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035274 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035249 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0192587 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035270 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035257 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035242 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035254 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035281 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035245 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035246 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035267 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035737 Carter Kentucky
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035251 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035750 Logan Kentucky
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035261 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035268 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035266 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
UCHT003075 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Bromus tectorum
008706 Carroll Tennessee
BOON
Bromus tectorum
008708 Gibson Tennessee
BOON
Bromus tectorum
008705 Carroll Tennessee
BOON
Bromus tectorum
APSC0072554 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0097689 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032191 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035269 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035717 Muhlenberg Kentucky
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035275 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035250 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0150780 Bedford Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035738 Madison Kentucky
TENN
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0035272 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
UCHT003074 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Bromus tectorum
APSC0097360 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032209 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0089495 Muhlenberg Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032210 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0097686 Trimble Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032202 Jessamine Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0076295 Breckinridge Kentucky 23 Jun 1983 Max Medley
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0070204 Bedford Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0097688 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0097681 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0108736 Grayson Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0108773 Fulton Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0056148 White Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032195 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032188 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0056884 Smith Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032203 Knox Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0097362 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0067985 Wilson Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032211 Dickson Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032196 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0097683 Nelson Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0097687 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032212 Houston Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0097684 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0093592 Lawrence Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032208 Robertson Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032194 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0097503 Todd Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032213 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0097504 Trimble Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032200 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032204 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032206 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032205 Christian Kentucky 15 May 1993 Sallie Noel
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0056868 Marshall Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0097502 Knox Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0097682 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032192 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
HTTU018862 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032189 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032193 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032190 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0067528 Mercer Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0098435 Whitley Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0032199 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Bromus tectorum
APSC0097363 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Bromus tectorum
HTTU018861 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Bromus tectorum
HTTU025560 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Bromus tectorum
HTTU018863 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Bromus tectorum
HTTU033777 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Bromus tectorum
HTTU018865 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Bromus tectorum
HTTU011795 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Bromus tectorum
TENN-V-0243882 White Tennessee
TENN
Bromus tectorum
UCHT035937 Smith Tennessee
UCHT
Bromus tectorum
UCHT035933 Marshall Tennessee
UCHT
Bromus tectorum
UCHT035936 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Bromus tectorum
HTTU018864 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Bromus tectorum
HTTU025559 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Bromus tectorum
HTTU031405 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Bromus tectorum
HTTU025699 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Bromus tectorum
HTTU025697 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Bromus tectorum
HTTU033784 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Bromus tectorum
HTTU025696 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Bromus tectorum
MTSU003571 Davidson Tennessee 19 Apr 2001 Angela Cathey
MTSU
Bromus tectorum
UCHT035934 Morgan Tennessee
UCHT
Bromus tectorum
UCHT035935 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Bromus tectorum
UCHT036273 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Bromus tectorum
UOS07687 Franklin Tennessee 06 May 1965 Fred Diegmann
UOS
Bromus tectorum
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