The Grass Guide: Smooth Bromegrass
Name: Smooth Bromegrass (Bromus inermis Leyss.)
Life Cycle:  Cool-season perennial
Native to: Central and Northern Europe and temperate Asia, extending to China
Uses: Hay, pasture, and soil erosion prevention
Identification: “W” on upper leaf

Smooth bromegrass is a common pasture and hay grass in the northern United States and Canada, but not in the southeastern United States, as it does not tolerate extended periods of high humidity. It grows well on many soil types and tolerates drought and temperature extremes. It is nutritious and palatable to horses, but does not tolerate close and frequent grazing; therefore, it is frequently found along fencerows of horse

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