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Bromus sterilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Bromus
Species: B. sterilis
Binomial name
Bromus sterilis

Anisantha sterilis

Bromus sterilis is a species of bromegrass known as poverty brome, barren brome, and sterile brome.

This grass is native to Eurasia but is well-known in many other parts of the world where it has been introduced. It is a noxious weed on the eastern and western sides of North America. This is an annual grass ranging from about 20 to 90 centimeters in maximum height. It has a small leaf blade and its inflorescence is spreading, with the lower parts drooping more than the upper. The spikelet is up to 3 centimeters long.

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From Wikispecies

Bromus sterilis


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales
Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Bromeae
Genus: Bromus
Subgenus: B. subg. Stenobromus
Species: Bromus sterilis


Bromus sterilis L.


  • Species Plantarum 1:77. 1753, nom. cons.
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]
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