Is this a grass or a grain

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  1. Charlotte E

    Charlotte E Active Member

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    this is growing in the BC gulf islands on a slope that was disturbed and has repopulated with lots of invasives as well as local grasses. The stem has almost a reddish look in the top part and is very delicate looking. Almost reddish - purple from a distance. I have tried to show the head clearly in the photo
     

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    Tyrlych Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Looks like Bromopsis ramosa.
     
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    Thanks for replying. I have looked at the images and description on Hairy-brome | NatureSpot

    and this particular plant does not have any hair on the stem. The number of spikelets on the head varies from 5 to 8 but a lot have 6
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks. After looking at good images of both and reading the species information on
    E-Flora BC Atlas Page

    I believe it is Bromus sterilis.

    Thanks
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    That's what I was thinking too, good to see we're in agreement!
     

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