Japanese brome

Bromus japonicus



Stems are tall, erect or spreading, and bent at the base. Stems have swollen, brown nodes and fuzzy sheaths. The panicle is nodding, has two to six branches in whorls, and bears several flat spikelets at the end. Spikelets are often hairy or fuzzy with a distinct awn 1/4 to 3/4 inch long.

Japanese brome is an annual, cool-season, introduced - 12 to 30 inches tall.

Poor grazing for both livestock and wildlife.


Grows in waste places and fields and is a common weed along roadsides. Native to central and southeast Europe and central Russia.