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Bromus tectorum

Cheat grass (Bromus tectorum)Bromus tectorum
Common Names cheat grass, downy brome
Family Grass
Flower Color Green
Plant Type Grass
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed Yes

Cheat grass (Bromus tectorum) Cheat grass (Bromus tectorum) Cheat grass (Bromus tectorum)
Cheat grass (Bromus tectorum) Cheat grass (Bromus tectorum) Cheat grass (Bromus tectorum)

Cheat grass has a finely divided, fibrous root system with an average of 7 main roots that grow rapidly, spreading laterally and vertically. It also grows rapidly but the amount of growth varies from year to year depending upon the amount of moisture that it recieves. It is a very adaptive plant and a nuisance.


For additional information please send an e-mail request to:
Dr. Clinton C. Shock
Clinton.Shock@oregonstate.edu

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Ontario, OR 97914
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