Soil: Hydric (Wet)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Shade
Height: 2-4 feet
Type: Cool-season, perennial grass, rhizomes absent, bunchgrass.
Suggested Uses: This grass grows well in moist shade, making it a useful grass for shoreline restoration and rain gardens. They have a beautiful long, drooping seed head. Clump-forming. This grass grows along stream banks, shores, sedge meadows, marshes, thickets and moist woods.
Native Range: Native throughout much of the Midwest, Northeast and West. Native throughout Minnesota except for the southwest corner.
Wildlife: Good source of forage for cattle and wild game. Birds eat the seeds.
Name: From the Greek “bromos,” an ancient name for oats.
More Information: USDA PLANT profile
Photo: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS