Bromus alopecuros, Foxtail brome, Roadside Brome, Weedy brome,
Hebrew: ברומית זנב-שועל, Arabic: شعير

Scientific name:  Bromus alopecuros Poir.
Common name:   Foxtail brome, Roadside Brome, Weedy brome
Hebrew name:   ברומית זנב-שועל
Arabic name:  شعير
Plant Family:  Gramineae / Poaceae, דגניים

Flowers in Israel, flora, wildflowers, native plants, Israel

Life form:   Therophyte, annual
Stems:  up to 45 centimeters tall
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, smooth
Flowers:  Green
Fruits / pods:  Caryopsis ellipsoid, longitudinally grooved, apex hairy
Flowering Period:   February, March, April
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:   Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:   Ephemeral

Bromus alopecuros, Foxtail brome, Weedy brome, ברומית זנב-שועל, شعير


Derivation of the botanical name:
Bromus, from the Greek broma, "food", and bromos, "oat".
alopecuros, αλωπεκουροϛ (αλωπεξ ουρα), Theophrastus: fox tail, fox brush; fox tail.
  • The standard author abbreviation Poiret is used to indicate Jean Louis Marie Poiret ( 1755 - 1834), a French clergyman, botanist and explorer.