Bromus kalmii

A. Gray
Common names: Kalm's brome Brome de kalm
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 24. Treatment on page 209.
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Plants perennial; not rhizomatous. Culms 50-100(110) cm, usually erect, sometimes decumbent at the base; nodes 3-5, pubescent, puberulent, or glabrous; internodes puberulent or glabrous. Sheaths and throats pilose or glabrous; auricles absent; ligules 0.5-1 mm, glabrous, truncate, erose; blades 10-17 cm long, 5-10 mm wide, flat, with prow-shaped tips, both surfaces glabrous or pilose or only the adaxial surfaces pilose. Panicles 8-13 cm, open, drooping; branches ascending to spreading, flexuous. Spikelets 15-25 mm, elliptic to lanceolate, terete to moderately laterally compressed, with 7-11 florets. Glumes pubescent, margins often hyaline; lower glumes 5-7.5 mm, 3-veined; upper glumes 6.5-8.5 mm, 5-veined; lemmas 7-11 mm, elliptic to lanceolate, rounded over the midvein, backs more or less uniformly pilose or pubescent, margins densely long-pilose, apices acute to obtuse, entire; awns 1.5-3 mm, straight, arising less than 1.5 mm below the lemma apices; anthers 1.5-2.5 mm. 2n = 14.

Distribution

Conn., N.J., N.Y., W.Va., D.C., Wis., Iowa, N.H., N.Dak., Pa., Va., Vt., Ill., Ind., Man., Ont., Que., Maine, Md., Mass., Ohio, Minn., Mich., S.Dak.

Discussion

Bromus kalmii grows in sandy, gravelly, or limestone soils in open woods and calcareous fens. Its range centers in the north-central and northeastern United States and adjacent Canadian provinces.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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