Bromus tectorum

Birdsfoot Trefoil


Cheatgrass, Drooping-brome, Downy-chess

ID Characterisitics

Life cycle: Annual
Growth Habit: Bunch type
Propagation: Seed
Ligule: Membranous and jagged
Auricles: Absent
Vernation: Rolled
Collar: Broad, continuous and hairy
Root Type: Fibrous
Seedhead Color: Reddish purple upon maturity


Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Dimethenamid-p, Pronamide, Simazine
  • Post Emergence: Fluazifop

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