Bromus tectorum, Wall Brome Grass,
Hebrew: ברומית הגגות, Arabic: الشويعرة
|| ||Bromus tectorum L.|
|| ||Wall Brome Grass, Cheatgrass|
|| ||ברומית הגגות|
|| ||Gramineae (Poaceae), דגניים|
|| ||Densely tufted, 5-60 cm tall; mostly erect, or spreading;
not branched; At maturity, the plant has a reddish-purple color|
|| ||Alternate, blades 5-
12 cm long, 1-7 mm wide; flat, hairy or not; sheaths closed and hairy|
|| ||Dense, slender, drooping, onesided, 5-15 cm long; awns are purple at maturity and 12-14 mm long; spikelets numerous, hairy, narrow, on slender curved threadlike branches; each 3 to 7 florets|
|| ||March, April, May|
|| || Batha, Phrygana|
|| ||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
|| || Mediterranean - Irano-Turanian - Saharo-Arabian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Bromus, from the Greek broma, "food", and bromos, "oat".
tectorum, roof; roofed building, shelter; of the roofs
Bromus tectorum is distinguishable from other annual and perennial species of Bromus by its slender stems, hairy leaves, and the long-awned (bristly) spikelets on twisted branches.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.