Bromus ciliatus

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
Species:Bromus ciliatus L.
Common NameFringed Brome
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; 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); G5T5 (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
Bromus ciliaris Bromus ciliaris Panz.
Bromus ciliatus f. denudatus Bromus ciliatus f. denudatus Wiegand
Bromus ciliatus f. intonsus Bromus ciliatus f. intonsus (Fernald) F. Seym.
Bromus ciliatus var. denudatus Bromus ciliatus var. denudatus (Wiegand) Fernald
Bromus hookeri var. canadensis Bromus hookeri var. canadensis (Michx.) E. Fourn.
Bromus hookeri var. ciliatus Bromus hookeri var. ciliatus (L.) E. Fourn.
Bromus inermis var. ciliata Bromus inermis var. ciliata (L.) Trautv.
Bromus pubescens var. canadensis Bromus pubescens var. canadensis Eaton & J. Wright
Bromus pubescens var. ciliatus Bromus pubescens var. ciliatus Eaton & J. Wright
Bromus purgans var. ciliatus Bromus purgans var. ciliatus (L.) Kuntze
Bromus purgans var. longispicatus Bromus purgans var. longispicatus Hook.
Bromus purgans var. pallidus Bromus purgans var. pallidus Hook.
Zerna canadensis Zerna canadensis (Michx.) Tzvelev
Zerna ciliata Zerna ciliata (L.) 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: Calloway (KY), Menifee (KY), Carter (TN), Sullivan (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, MDKY, MEM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1972 - 1972

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ETSU002948 Sullivan Tennessee
Bromus ciliatus
MDKY00004115 Menifee Kentucky
Bromus ciliatus
MEM006439 Calloway Kentucky 28 Jun 1972 Raymond Athey
Bromus ciliatus
ETSU007840 Carter Tennessee
Bromus ciliatus
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