Bromus diandrusCommon name: Great Brome

Meaning of name: Bromus is from the Greek word bromos meaning oats. Diandrus is from the Greek words dis, meaning double, and aner or andros, meaning man.

Distribution: Occurs from Dirk Hartog Island to Stirling Range.

Remarks: An annual to 90 centimetres tall. Flowers are produced from September to November. It is a native of the Mediterranean region.

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