Soft Brome (Bromus thominii)

B. hordaceus. L. sec Holmberg.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Soft Brome
Bromus thominii

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Seed – cooked[257]. The seed can be dried, ground into a powder then mixed with water and eaten as a gruel[257]. The seed is 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.
Succeeds in a sunny position in most well-drained soils[138, 200]. The plant produces open, wind pollinated flowers and also cleistogamous flowers – these do not open and are self-fertilized[17]. The report regarding edibility in [257] refers to B. hordaceus L. [17] gives this species as a synonym for B. thomasii, but only the section Holmberg.
W. Europe, from Britain and France to Scandanavia.

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