Red brome or foxtail chess: Bromus rubens

Overview of red brome grass (a.k.a. foxtail chess) Bromus rubens. Young plants are green, mature to a purplish color, and then fade to a tan-straw color. Photographed at Aguirre Springs Campground, May 8, 2055.
Overview of red brome grass (a.k.a. foxtail chess) <em>Bromus rubens</em>.
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Closeup of red brome grass <em>Bromus rubens</em> seed head.
Closeup of red brome grass Bromus rubens seed head. Photographed at Aguirre Springs Campground, May 8, 2055.
Closeup of red brome grass Bromus rubens seed head, showing individual florets. Note the long awn that is bristle-like. This grass is commonly called a foxtail because of the resemblance to a fox's tail. Photographed at Aguirre Springs Campground, May 8, 2055.
Closeup of red brome grass <em>Bromus rubens</em> seed head, showing individual florets.

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