Similar to Meadow Brome, Bromus commutatus but has erect, usually unbranched, flowerheads with shorter spikelets (12-16mm). The lemmas are rounded, +/- purplish. Leaves are +/- flat, only slightly hairy.
Grows in damp, unimproved hay and water meadows, often found at the drier margins.
N.B. Identification of the photographs is uncertain and needs confirming or correcting
Smooth Brome, Bromus racemosus. County Wexford, July 2009