Mountain Brome (Bromus marginatus)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Mountain Brome
Bromus marginatus
Gramineae

Tied bunches of plants have been used as hair brushes and light brooms[257].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Seed – cooked[161, 177]. Used as a pi–ole[213, 257]. The seed is heavy[213]. The seed is rather small and fiddly to utilize[K].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring or autumn in situ and only just cover. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. If seed is in short supply it can be surface sown in a cold frame in early spring. When large enough to handle, prick out the seedlings into individual pots and plant them out in early summer. Division in spring. Large clumps can be planted out direct into their permanent positions whilst it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are ready to be planted out.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. It is considered to be a part of B. carinatus by some botanists[60]. Tolerates a pH in the range 5.3 to 7.8. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in a sunny position in most well-drained soils[138, 200].
Western N. America – British Columbia and Alberta to California, New Mexico and South Dakota.

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