[Bromes of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Ripgut Grass, Ripgut Brome, Great Brome

Bromus diandrus

Synonyms: Anisantha rigida, Bromus maximus, Bromus rigidus var. gussonii, Bromus villosus

Ripgut Grass, Ripgut Brome, Great Brome: Bromus diandrus (Synonyms: Anisantha rigida, Bromus maximus, Bromus rigidus var. gussonii, Bromus villosus)

Ripgut growing amongst harvest lilies (Brodiaea coronaria) along the Old Highway at Catherine Creek, Columbia River Gorge........June 3, 2009.

Ripgut Grass, Ripgut Brome, Great Brome: Bromus diandrus (Synonyms: Anisantha rigida, Bromus maximus, Bromus rigidus var. gussonii, Bromus villosus)

Inflorescence of Ripgut Grass, Ripgut Brome, Great Brome: Bromus diandrus (Synonyms: Anisantha rigida, Bromus maximus, Bromus rigidus var. gussonii, Bromus villosus) -- Leaf sheath of Ripgut Grass, Ripgut Brome, Great Brome: Bromus diandrus (Synonyms: Anisantha rigida, Bromus maximus, Bromus rigidus var. gussonii, Bromus villosus)

Close-ups of ripgut as seen in the Columbia Hills State Historical Park to the north of The Dalles, OR.........May 10, 2009.

Ripgut Grass, Ripgut Brome, Great Brome: Bromus diandrus (Synonyms: Anisantha rigida, Bromus maximus, Bromus rigidus var. gussonii, Bromus villosus)

Spikelets of Ripgut Grass, Ripgut Brome, Great Brome: Bromus diandrus (Synonyms: Anisantha rigida, Bromus maximus, Bromus rigidus var. gussonii, Bromus villosus)

Spikelets of Ripgut Grass, Ripgut Brome, Great Brome: Bromus diandrus (Synonyms: Anisantha rigida, Bromus maximus, Bromus rigidus var. gussonii, Bromus villosus)

Leaf joint with ligule present of Ripgut Grass, Ripgut Brome, Great Brome: Bromus diandrus (Synonyms: Anisantha rigida, Bromus maximus, Bromus rigidus var. gussonii, Bromus villosus)

Additional close-up photos of ripgut as seen along Rowland Lake just west of Catherine Creek in the central Columbia River Gorge.........May 20, 2011.

Inflorescence of Ripgut Grass, Ripgut Brome, Great Brome: Bromus diandrus (Synonyms: Anisantha rigida, Bromus maximus, Bromus rigidus var. gussonii, Bromus villosus)

The infloresence of ripgut as seen along the east bank of the Deschutes River, Deschutes River State Recreation Area..........March 31, 2017.

Paul Slichter