Needle & Threadgrass

Needle & Threadgrass "bails" after custom field collection in a native southern utah stand.


A Little Bit About Us

Great Basin Seed has a proud heritage in the Intermountain West seed industry. Our family lineage and business heritage are directly linked to the beginnings of reclamation, revegetation and wildlife habitat improvement.


Great Basin Seed
450 South 50 East
Ephraim, UT 84627

Contact Info

435.283.1411 (Office)
435.283.6872 (Fax)

Mountain Brome seed and plant description
Scientific Name: Bromus marginatus

Short-lived. Used for erosion control, pasture, fire rehabilitation sites. Mountain Brome is a medium to tall short-lived plant. This cool-season vigorous bunchgrass does best on moderately deep, fertile, moist, medium to fine texture soils. It will survive in less optimum conditions. This species of brome has fair salt tolerance, good winter-hardiness and is shade-tolerant. This grass is good for range, pasture and wildlife habitat because it is a good abundant, palatable, forage producer. Must be used where good moisture is adequate.

Mountain Brome has been used for erosion control. It germinates and establishes quickly when seeded making it a good choice for quick cover of disturbed sites such as highway right-of-ways, coal mine spoils, heavy metal mine tailings, spent oil shale and wildfire revegetation. Because it is a short-lived pioneer perennial species it does well when planted with slower developing native plants. Mountain Brome provides excellent cover crop attributes for the slower establishing species. It has good root production, especially when combined with a legume. Mountain brome roots decompose slowly providing long lasting erosion control even after the plants have died.

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Shade tolerant, Low Sun

Seed Count

90,000 seeds/lb.

Sowing Rate

12-19 PLS lbs. per Acre

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Late Spring or Fall

Min. Precipitation

16 Inches Minimum

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