Bromus racemosus L.
Common Name: SMOOTH CHESS
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Grass

Disturbed places, a weedy species introduced from Europe and first collected in 1886 in Ingham Co.

The panicle is much smaller, narrower, and with fewer spikelets than in B. commutatus, and the whole plant is smaller (ca. 30–40 cm tall, compared with 50–90 or even 120 cm in B. commutatus, although depauperate individuals are sometimes smaller).

Locations

Benzie County
Ingham County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Monroe County
Oakland County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2039.