Ripgut Brome (Bromus rigidus)

Anisantha rigidus. (Roth.)Hyl. B. diandrus. Roth.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Ripgut Brome
Bromus rigidus

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Seed[161, 177]. Used as a pi–ole, or dried then ground into a powder and mixed with water to make a gruel[257]. The seed is small and would be rather fiddly to use[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.
Succeeds in ordinary well-drained garden soil in a sunny position[138, 200]. The plant has cleistogamous flowers, these flowers do not open but produce seed by means of self-fertilization.
Southern and western Europe, including Britain, to N. Africa.

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