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Downy Brome
Gramineae (Bromus teetorum)


Biology and Management

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Downy Brome Grass (link to large image)

Downy Brome Grass Stem (link to large image)

Downy Brome Downy Brome Stem

Downy Brome Grass (link to large image)

Downy brome is an annual or winter annual. It growers 4 to 30 inches tall with densely hairy leaf sheaths and blades. Inflorescence usually is drooping and one-sided. Awns are 3/8 to 5/8 inch long and often slightly purple at maturity.

Downy Brome


This section contains information on identification of the different life stages of Downy Brome.  Select Biology and Management from the Contents Menu for more information on the biology and management, or select Registered Herbicides for the herbicides that are registered to control this weed in mint.