West Highland Flora

Soft Brome


Bromus mollis

Taxonomic note: Am taking B mollis to include B thominii

Bromus mollis

Photo Carl Farmer
13 Sep 2002 Dunvegan, Skye

Occasional on waste ground or as a garden weed.

Spikelets 1.5-2 cm long.

ID: Spikelets close to main stem, not long-stalked.  Lemma with a narrow whitish margin which 3/4 of the way up the lemma is only about 1/4 of the distance from edge to midrib (1/2 distance in B Lepidus)

Other features: Very variable but generally hairy everywhere especially on leaves, sheaths, ligules and spikelets.

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