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Bromus kalmii A. Gray. Kalm Brome, Canada Brome, Arctic Brome, Prairie Brome. Phen: Jun-Jul. Hab: Forests and woodlands, shale woodlands and barrens, grassy ridgetop oak forests. Dist: ME west to SD, south to MD, w. VA, and IA.

ID notes:Distinctive for its few leaves (usually 3-4) clustered near the base, the spikelets large and approximate to one another in a narrow, nodding panicle.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA24, G, HC, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Va, Pavlick (1995)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC

Heliophily: 6

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image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Brandon Corder source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷


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