[Bromes East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Chess Brome, Ryebrome, Rye Brome, Whiskered Brome

Bromus secalinus

Synonyms: Bromus grossus, Bromus secalinus ssp. grossus, Bromus secalinus var. hirsutus, Bromus secalinus var. hirtus, Bromus secalinus var. grossus, Bromus secalinus var. secalinus, Bromus secalinus var. velutinus)

Chess Brome, Ryebrome, Rye Brome, Whiskered Brome: Bromus secalinus (Synonyms: Bromus grossus, Bromus secalinus ssp. grossus, Bromus secalinus var. hirsutus, Bromus secalinus var. hirtus, Bromus secalinus var. grossus, Bromus secalinus var. secalinus, Bromus secalinus var. velutinus)

A close-up of a spikelet of what appears to be chess brome as seen in open rangeland along the Hat Point Road, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.............July 11, 2007. Note the divaricate or zig-zag awns and the spikelets which are shorter than or equal in length to the subtending pedicels.

Chess Brome, Ryebrome, Rye Brome, Whiskered Brome: Bromus secalinus (Synonyms: Bromus grossus, Bromus secalinus ssp. grossus, Bromus secalinus var. hirsutus, Bromus secalinus var. hirtus, Bromus secalinus var. grossus, Bromus secalinus var. secalinus, Bromus secalinus var. velutinus)

A close-up of the inflorescencet of what appears to be chess brome as seen in open rangeland along the Hat Point Road, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.............July 11, 2007. Note again the divaricate or zig-zag awns and the spikelets which are shorter to equal in length to the subtending pedicels.

Paul Slichter