Botanical name: Bromus hordeaceus Family: Poaceae (Grass family)
Synonyms: Avena mollis, Bromus affinis, Bromus mollis
Barley Brome, is an annual or biennial grass that can grow 10-100 cm high, sometimes in tufts, sometimes singly. The culms have between 2 and 5 nodes. The leaves are grey-green, linear, up to 20 cm long, 3-6 mm broad, velvet-hairy on both surfaces. The ligules are 2.5mm high, flat but toothed. The panicles are up to 16 cm long, grey green to purple. The spikelets have awns. Barley Brome is found in Europe Africa, W. Asia, Pakistan and Kashmir. Flowering: May-July.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
The flower labeled Barley Brome is ...