Photo Credit: Nicole Kimmel, Alberta Agriculture & Forestry
Common Name: Japanese Brome
Scientific Name: Bromus japonicus
Habitat: grassland, disturbed areas
Provincial Designation: Noxious
Japanese brome originates from Pakistan, central Europe and Eastern Japan.
Japanese brome outcompetes native vegetation and can slow down succession on reclamation sites.
This invasive grass can grow up to 90 cm. Japanese brome flowers are drooping and one-sided. The awns are 8-10 mm long and are sometimes bent at full maturity.
The first glume has three nerves. The grass is usually covered with hairs with the exception of the main stem within the panicle.
This grass is very similar to downy brome.