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Useful Temperate Plants

Bromus diandrus

Roth

Poaceae


This species is sometimes treated as a variety of Bromus rigidus in some modern works[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Anisantha diandra (Roth) Tutin ex Tzvelev

Anisantha gussonei (Parl.) Nevski

Anisantha macranthera (Hack. ex Trab.) P.Silva

Bromus boraei Jord.

Bromus gussonei Parl.

Bromus macrantherus (Hack. ex Trab.) Henriq.

Bromus maximus glaber Willk.

Bromus maximus gussonei (Parl.) Parl.

Bromus maximus macrantherus Hack. ex Trab.

Bromus maximus pilosus (F.Dietr.) K.Richt.

Bromus murorum Bernh. ex Roem. & Schult.

Bromus pallens Cav.

Bromus pilosus F.Dietr.

Bromus propendens Jord.

Bromus rigens gussonei (Parl.) T.Durand & Schinz

Bromus rigens macrantherus (Hack. ex Trab.) A.Fern., J.G.García & R.Fern.

Bromus rigidus gussonei (Parl.) Coss. & Durieu

Bromus rigidus macrantherus (Hack. ex Trab.) Maire & Weiller ex Laínz

Bromus rigidus propendens (Jord.) Maire & Weiller

Bromus villosus gussonei (Parl.) Asch. & Graebn.

Zerna gussonei (Parl.) Grossh.

Common Name:

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General Information

Bromus diandrus is an erect, annual grass producing one to several stems; it can grow 30 - 150cm tall[
1093
Title
Invasive Species Compendium
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.cabi.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An immense resource - in depth information on over 900 species of invasive plants (it also has information on animals, fungi etc).
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Bromus diandrus is a widespread weed, its seed able to be carried long distances by means such as contamination of cereal crops, attachment to clothing and animal fur.. It is considered to be a noxious weed in agricultural and horticultural crops in the Mediterranean area where crop losses of 40 - 80% have been experienced. The main crops affected are wheat, barley and crops in rotation with cereals such as sugarbeet, sunflower, chickpea, faba bean and lentils[
1093
Title
Invasive Species Compendium
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.cabi.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An immense resource - in depth information on over 900 species of invasive plants (it also has information on animals, fungi etc).
].

Known Hazards

In pastures, the sharply pointed base of the 'seeds' penetrate eyes, mouth and feet of animals and working dogs, hence the name 'ripgut brome'[
1093
Title
Invasive Species Compendium
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.cabi.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An immense resource - in depth information on over 900 species of invasive plants (it also has information on animals, fungi etc).
].

Botanical References


Range

Mediterranean from Macaronesia to the Levant; W. Asia - Turkey, Caucasus, Iraq, Iran, Arabian Peninsula

Habitat

Waste places and fallow land, also occurring in shallowly tilled crop land[
1093
Title
Invasive Species Compendium
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.cabi.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An immense resource - in depth information on over 900 species of invasive plants (it also has information on animals, fungi etc).
].

Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Edibility Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.60 m
PollinatorsWind, Cleistogomous
Self-fertileYes
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Tolerates a wide range of climates[
1093
Title
Invasive Species Compendium
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.cabi.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An immense resource - in depth information on over 900 species of invasive plants (it also has information on animals, fungi etc).
]
Succeeds in a sunny position on acidic or alkaline, sandy or loamy soils[
1093
Title
Invasive Species Compendium
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.cabi.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An immense resource - in depth information on over 900 species of invasive plants (it also has information on animals, fungi etc).
].
In addition to open-pollinated flowers, the plant also has cleistogamous flowers - these do not open but produce seed by means of self-fertilization.

Edible Uses

Seed - cooked[
257
Title
Native American Ethnobotany
Publication
 
Author
Moerman. D.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-88192-453-9
Description
Very comprehensive but terse guide to the native uses of plants. Excellent bibliography, fully referenced to each plant, giving a pathway to further information. Not for the casual reader.
]. Parched, pounded into a powder then mixed with water and used as a gruel[
257
Title
Native American Ethnobotany
Publication
 
Author
Moerman. D.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-88192-453-9
Description
Very comprehensive but terse guide to the native uses of plants. Excellent bibliography, fully referenced to each plant, giving a pathway to further information. Not for the casual reader.
]. The pulverized seeds are used as piñole[
257
Title
Native American Ethnobotany
Publication
 
Author
Moerman. D.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-88192-453-9
Description
Very comprehensive but terse guide to the native uses of plants. Excellent bibliography, fully referenced to each plant, giving a pathway to further information. Not for the casual reader.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ and only just cover. Germination should take place within 2 weeks.
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