Soft Brome

(Bromus hordeaceus)

Soft brome

Leaves Ligule Flowers
Soft brome leaf Soft brome ligule Soft brome flower

Growing habit: Cool-season annual

Root/stem anatomy: Fibrous roots

Leaves: Soft, flat or folded, glabrous or sparsely hairy, lower sheaths densely covered with soft spreading trichomes, prominent membranous ligule

Reproduction: Contracted, densely flowered panicle or raceme, awned seeds

Reference: Weeds of the South by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice