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Brome – California


California Brome is a short-lived perennial that is native to the Rocky Mountain and Pacific Coast regions.  It is a highly rated forage grass for livestock and once mature can reach up to 4 feet in height.  It has an aggressive root system that can establish itself at a faster rate than most native grasses and is often used for erosion control and land rehabilitation.  California Brome prefers full sun or partial shade and can adapt to soils that range from moist to dry.  Germination will typically occur between 10 and 14 days after the seeds are planted.

Here is a link to the pdf fact sheet produced by USDA off their Native Plant Database: Bromus carinatus (usda.gov)

**For larger quantities than listed for sale please contact us for availability and pricing.

The broadcast rate for seeding is 50 – 62.5 pounds per acre.

The seed drill rate for seeding in rows is 25 pounds per acre.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 5 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 35 square feet.

1/2 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 870 square feet.

1 Pound $14.00

Covers approximately 1,740 square feet.

Scientific Name

Bromus carinatus

Product Type

Forage/Pasture Grass, Native Grass






NW Native species, North American Native species



Germination Time

10-14 days

Planting Season

Spring, Fall

Bloom Season


Seeds Per Pound


Seeding Rate (lb./acre)


Light Requirement

Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

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