Bromus willdenowii, Bromus unioloides
Vascular – Exotic
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Widespread in New Zealand, cultivated and adventive
Pasture, road verges, waste areas, wetland edges
Wetland plant indicator status rating
UPL: Obligate Upland
Rarely is a hydrophyte, almost always in uplands (non-wetlands).
Robust tufted grass with densely pubescent sheaths; compressed glabrous spikelets with awns to 3 mm long; can be invasive in natural ecosystems (e.g., in grasslands, wetland margins, dunes)
Other Bromus species, but prairie grass is more robust than any other common species except B. inermis, which has glabrous or near-glabrous stem sheaths and very short or absent awns on the spikelets.
bromus: From the ancient Greek word bromos, referring to a kind of oat
NZPCN Fact Sheet citation
Please cite as: Ogle, C. (Year at time of access): Bromus catharticus Fact Sheet (content continuously updated). New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. https://www.nzpcn.org.nz/flora/species/bromus-catharticus/ (Date website was queried)