West Highland Flora

Hairy Brome


Bromopsis ramosa

Formerly Bromus ramosus

Bromopsis ramosa

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Aug 2002 Portree

Occasional in bare shady ground or woodland edge.

Stems to 150 cm tall.  Spikelets 20-30 mm long.

ID: As in picture.  Panicle branches again branched, unlike those of Barren Brome.

Other features: Tall spacious drooping plant.  Panicle branches in pairs, the lower with a hairy scale at base.  Spikelets often purplish, with up to 11 awned florets.  Leaf-sheaths have long downward-pointing hairs.

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Bromopsis ramosa

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Aug 2002 Portree

 

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