Common names English: Canada Brome, hairy woodland brome, hairy wood chess
Description: Perennial grass
Native regions and distribution: Native to eastern and central North America
Urban habitat: Drought tolerant, it thrives in sandy and compacted soils and is commonly found in waste dumps, minimally maintained landscapes, highway banks and medians, and along railroad tracks.
Ecological function: Disturbance-adapted colonizer of bare ground Can provide erosion control and restores degraded soils. Food and habitat for insects, wildlife, and livestock.
History / human uses: Bromus pubescens is one of the 28 Bromus species native to North America. It is often used as a restorative grass planted in waste areas. Native American tribes used many of the Bromus species as fiber for making brooms and brushes.