Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands

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Rescuegrass
(a.k.a. grazing brome, prairie grass)

Light green spikelet with a spreading arrangement

Bromus catharticus is most notable for its strongly flattened spikelets. It grows in disturbed sites and is commonly seen along the roadside and under road signs.

*Description courtesy of Western New Mexico University's Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness.

Bowing seedheads tinged with purple
Spikelets are very flat when viewed from the side, a contrast to the frontal view, which is quite wide
Bowing seedheads
Spikelets tinged with red
Reddish-green spikelet
Bunch growth habit

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