Barley Barley Crop Icon Brassicas Brassicas Crop Icon Sugar Beet Sugar Beet Carrots Carrots Icon Leeks Leek Icon Maize Maize Icon Oilseed Oilseed Icon Onions Onions Icon Other Cereals Other Cereals Icon O R T Peas And Beans Peas and beans Icon Potatoes Potatoes Icon Salad Crops Salad Crops Icon Soft Fruits Crops Soft Fruits Icon Top Fruits Crops Top Fruits Icon Wheat Crops Wheat Icon Calendar Calendar icon

Importance

Primarily a weed of south and eastern England but spreading. Difficult to control.

Description

Like a large, stout barren brome, 35 - 80 cm with a heavy drooping panicle. Spikelets are 7-9 cm including awns and bear 5-8 flowers. Like barren brome, panicles turn purplish when mature.

Ligule

Great brome liguleMedium to large: 3 - 6 mm. Rounded and jagged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auricles: Absent.

Leaf blade: Green flat and limp. Rough and loosely hairy. Rolled in bud.

Great brome 1
Great brome 2
Great brome - youngGreat brome seedling. © Blackthorn arable.
Great brome - ligule - photoGreat brome ligule. © HGCA.

 

Great brome - matureGreat brome flower heads. Spikelets 7-9 cm (including awns).

Identify grass-weeds

You can use this page to help identify the grass-weeds in your crops, and then find out about the best crop protection products to control them.

View now