Bromus unioloides



Abunchgrass with often fuzzy lower sheaths and blades. The inflorescence is erect or drooping, flat and green, turning yellow when ripe and dry. The spikelets overlap, forming Vs, and have short or no awns. The leaf collar has a papery ligule that is split on top. Grows from seed in winter and provides early forage. Matures seed in early spring.

Rescuegrass is a annual, cool-season, introduced - 18 to 36 inches tall.

Fair grazing for livestock and wildlife.


Grows on bottomlands and can be managed as a cool-season pasture plant. Increases on overgrazed and heavily disturbed sites and is a common yard weed. Native to South America.