downy bromegrass

Bromus tectorum

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Weed Characteristics

Other names: cheat grass, cheatgrass, downy brome, early chess, military grass, wild oats, downy chess
Leaf type: Grassy
Flowers: Loose panicle

Branched base with stems usually displaying red coloration. Blades are flat, and both leaves and sheaths are covered with soft hairs. Seedheads are open and drooping. Grows rapidly from seed, maturing within 2 months. Grows to 2 ft. tall.