Bromus carinatus

Bromus carinatus

California brome

Previous scientific name(s): Bromus carinatus var. californicus, Bromus carinatus var. carinatus, Bromus carinatus var. hookerianus, Bromus lacini

Cool season, annual bunchgrass, sometimes acting as a biennial. Occurs below 11,000 ft. elevation in open areas and woods, and can be found in a wide variety of climates, from moist to dry. This native is very common in the west, often occurring with Bromus marginatus, and reportedly hybridizing with it.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 13 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
22.80 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
100,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes