*Bromus molliformis

Family Poaceae

Soft Brome

Erect, tufted annual grass to 90 cm high. Longevity less than one year.

Flowers: Spring, wind pollinated.

Fruit: Dry, one-seeded, indehiscent fruit.

Seed: Locally dispersed.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Native of Mediterranean region.
  • Weed of grasslands and roadsides.
  • Occasional, minor weed in grassland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • C3 cool season metabolism.

Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Bromus molliformis plants

Bromus molliformis flower

Bromus molliformis fruit