Bromus latiglumis (Shear) Hitchc.
Common Name: EAR-LEAVED BROME
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Grass

River banks, floodplain forests, thickets, and forested ravines.

Bromus latiglumis, B. nottowayanus, and B. pubescens form a complex of three native forest understory species that are often confused. In addition to the distinctions in the key, B. latiglumis is a larger, leafier species and ripens its fruit late, generally toward the latter part of August and into September, whereas B. nottowayanus and B. pubescens fruit at least a month earlier. Rarely specimens of this group have the first glume 3-nerved and the second glume either 3- or 5-nerved. They will not run well to any species in the other half of the key, but will rather obviously belong here on the basis of all other characteristics.

Locations

Allegan County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Barry County
Berrien County
Delta County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lake County
Lenawee County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Ottawa County
Shiawassee County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2036.