Bromus arvensis

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
Species:Bromus arvensis L.
Common NameField Brome
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: LGS; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; 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 N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (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 anatolicus Bromus anatolicus Boiss. & Heldr.
Bromus erectus var. arvensis Bromus erectus var. arvensis (L.) Huds.
Bromus japonicus subsp. anatolicus Bromus japonicus subsp. anatolicus

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: Kenton (KY), Coffee (TN), Shelby (TN), Van Buren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, KNK, MEM, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1978 - 2001

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31973000021033 Kenton Kentucky 01 Jul 1978 Applegarth, Patrick
Bromus arvensis
31973000021031 Kenton Kentucky 22 Jun 1997 Thieret, John
Bromus arvensis
UOS07667 Van Buren Tennessee 13 Jun 2001 Chris A. Fleming
Bromus arvensis
UOS07668 Coffee Tennessee 05 Jun 1996 Landon E. McKinney
Bromus arvensis
MEM000060 Shelby Tennessee 1965-6 Bill Speight
Bromus arvensis
MEM000059 Shelby Tennessee 1965-6 Pam Boggs
Bromus arvensis
MEM000061 Shelby Tennessee 1965-6 Don Young
Bromus arvensis
ETSU002895 Tennessee
Bromus arvensis
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