Brachypodium sylvaticum: Slender false brome
Distribution: There is only one reported area in the Lower Hudson with slender false brome. This is in Dutchess county along Wappinger Creek. (2019)
Plant Identification Notes:
- Leaf: Leaf color is bright green throughout the growing season turning bleached white during the winter. Leaf margins and lower stems are hairy with no red streaking on the stems.
- Leaf arrangement: bunches of lime-green leaf blades
- Flowers and seeds: are spiked and droopy with spikelets having no stalks.
The best time for identification is during flowering. Slender false brome begins flowering in July and mature spikelets can be seen into the fall.
For more information about Slender false brome identification, please visit:
- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
- Identification Fact Sheet (Western NY PRISM)
- Invasive Plant Atlas
- Oregon Department of Agriculture
- King County Noxious Weeds
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