Mountain Brome


Mountain Brome

  • Short-lived pioneer perennial species.
  • Germinates and establishes quickly.
  • Used for erosion control, pasture, fire rehabilitation sites, etc.
  • Does well when planted with slower developing native plants.
  • It has good root production, especially when combined with a legume.

Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.

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Mountain Brome (Bromus marginatus)

Mountain Brome is a short-lived high elevation grass. Used for erosion control, pasture, fire rehabilitation sites. It 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.

This species if excellent for mid to high elevation 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.

Mountain brome is an excellent plant for the revegetation of livestock and big game ranges in foothill and mountain locations. It is highly palatable in the spring providing good forage for wildlife and livestock. The leaves provide excellent grazing for elk, cattle and horses and are also eaten by sheep and deer. The seeds are readily eaten by small mammals and birds.

Mountain brome is comparatively short lived and other species are better for permanent pasture. Hay production levels drop after the third to fourth year as plants lose vigor and begin to die out.

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Additional information
Weight 1 lbs
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Mountain Brome

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Sun & Shade Tolerance:

Shade tolerant, Low Sun

Seed Count

90,000 seeds/lb.

Sowing Rate

12-19 PLS lbs. per Acre

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Best Sowing Time

Late Spring or Fall

Min. Precipitation

16 Inches Minimum

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