Smooth brome (Bromus inermis) Although burning can control many invasive plants once a tallgrass ecosystem has become well established, a few of the most invasive species are tolerant of fire. Smooth bromegrass is a forage from the past, so to speak. From Fort St. John to Manning to High Prairie to Elmworth, we cover it all and more. It is a wonderful, palatable, long-lived forage. If the field is dominated by goldenrods and asters, the burn won’t have much effect either. Bromopsis inermis (Leyss.) Best Management Practices in Ontario 5 Stems: Stems are smooth, sturdy, and usually hollow. For example, large quantities of sweet clover may appear after a site has been burned for the first time. Sheep Fescue You will use this list to rank plant aggressiveness based on the category rank. in New England. This list rates the species in 4 categories from the most invasive (Category 1) to potentiallyinvasive plants (Category 4) and a watch list of species. Service Area: Foster’s service area consists of the entire Alberta Peace Country and BC Peace Country. Smooth brome cover on herbicide-treated plots ranged from 0 to 84% on 2005/2006 plots and 0 to 98% on 2006/2007 plots after three growing seasons. Bromus inermis Smooth brome MS 3 Carduus nutans Nodding thistle MS 3 Centaurea maculosa Spotted knapweed MS 3 ... threat to natural areas in Ontario. smooth brome. They grow to 1 to 2 metres in height. ), a native of central Eurasia, was introduced to Canada as a forage and hay crop around 1888. ... Windsor, ON. Awarded the Faculty of Macdonald, McGill University, ... smooth brome, brome inerme: downy brome, brome des toits: downy brome, brome des toits (seedling) Smooth brome is a widespread, invasive grass throughout western Canada, where its introduction has resulted in significant losses of above‐ground plant biodiversity, up to 70% in some cases (Otfinowski, Kenkel & Catling 2007; Wilson & Pinno 2013). Collections of this species with shortly awned lemmas are responsible for the reports of Bromus pumpellianus Scribn. Smooth bromegrass is a sod forming forage that spreads with rhizomes. Burning smooth brome (if it’s dominant) is not effective because it will just grow back. Invasive ExoticSpecies Ranking for Southern Ontario (directly below). Reed Canary Grass leaves have an open sheath (area at the bottom of the leaf where it wraps around the stem), clasping auricles (outgrowths from the leaf The original SER Ontario Invasive Species list. Ontario Weeds - Weed Gallery Order Publication 505, Ontario Weeds To search by family name, see the Ontario Weed Gallery Listing Smooth Brome for seed production 4-6 lbs/acre Smooth Brome for hay production 8-12 lbs/acre. Weight: 1 lbs: Related products. Smooth Bromegrass. With the advancement in alfalfa varieties and more frequent cutting schedules, smooth bromegrass no longer matches well with alfalfa. Smooth brome (Bromus inermis Leyss. Holub • CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT. Fields, roadsides, disturbed soil. Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada Awarded the George Lawson Medal by the Canadian Botanical Association in 2006. Additional information. Where the early stages of invasion are detected, removal is recommended. Some are very similar to indigenous species and may therefore be difficult to identify.