Identified by Paul Green
Similar to Soft Brome, B. hordeaceus but the flowerheads are looser and more spreading with long, +/- drooping branches. Pale green, oblong spikelets, 5-8 flowered with slightly veined lemmas and longer anthers, 1.5-2mm. Height 30-90cm.
Rare in Ireland, in damp, unimproved meadows and on roadsides.
Similar: Smooth Brome, B. racemosus
Meadow Brome, Bromus commutatus. Bantry House, Co. Cork. June 2009