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Plants of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve

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Brachypodium distachyon (false brome)

A non-native grass invading native grasslands mostly on the east mesa. Flat shape of flowers are reminiscent of brome grass. Blooms in late spring to early summer.

Brachypodium distachyon (false brome) growing in native grassland on the East Mesa.


Brachypodium distachyon (false brome) showing entire plant.


Close up of Brome like flowers.


Tuft of "hair" at the node which is not found on true Bromes at the SMFP.