Common Soft-brome - Bromus hordeaceus subsp. hordeaceus

    Alt Name
    Soft-brome
    Description

    Soft grass reaching 15 to 80 cm in height, leaves flat, the panicle is erect, 5 to 10 cm long, usually with many ovoid-conical tapering spikelets 10 to 25 mm long, usually very hairy on stalks, some of which are shorter than their spikelets, veined.

    Habitat

    Roadsides, dry grassland, waste ground.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History

    Annual.

    UK Status

    Common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 323 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map