Slender False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum, Poaceae), an Invasive Grass New to Ontario, Canada

Brian M. Miller, Robert J. Aitken, Michael J. Oldham, Anton A. Reznicek


Brachypodium sylvaticum, Slender False Brome, an invasive Eurasian grass, is reported for the first time in Ontario and eastern Canada from Grey County, southern Ontario. The only previous Canadian record is from Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The species is widespread in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, where it is spreading aggressively throughout much of western Oregon. In the eastern U.S.A., known populations are few and localized, although the species will likely spread.


Brachypodium sylvaticum; Slender False Brome; Poaceae; invasive; new record; Grey County; Ontario; Canada

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