Purple False Brome
(Stiff Brome)

Brachypodium distachyon

E of Anteater Dr. & California Ave., Irvine, Orange County, CA. 4-9-16. © Ron Vanderhoff

Exotic species, native to southern Europe, northern Africa and southwestern Asia east to India. It is related to the major cereal grain species wheat, barley, oats, maize, rice, rye, sorghum, and millet.

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