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Bromus kalmii Gray
Arctic brome, Prairie brome, Wild chess
USDA Symbol: brka2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A slender-stemmed grass, 2-3 ft. tall, with a drooping, few-flowered seedhead. Each branch of the seedhead bears 1-3 flattened, wheat-like spikelets.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
CT , DC , IA , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SD , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: MB
, QC Native Distribution:
ME to MN & SD, s. to w. MD & IA, QC
to MB Native Habitat:
Dry, sandy, open woods; rocky banks USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Dry, sandy soils
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff