Bromus kalmii

Common name: Prairie Brome

Native plant

Prairie brome is one of those grasses that does it job in the prairie quietly and lets the fanfare go to its more gaudy neighbors. Not to say that this plant is not graceful in it own right. It is, but it is more of a foundation plant on which the prairie is built. Now, that being said, prairie brome is a fairly tough plant being able to take more shade than most prairie grasses and will grow on most soils types very well. The seed heads are distantly reminiscent of cultivated oats.

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Plant Details

Plant type

Grass

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate

Fast

Flower color

N/A

Fall color

None

Size

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
1 Inches
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
1 Inches

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