Bromus secalinus L.
Common Name: CHEAT, CHESS
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Grass

Roadsides, fields, banks, and disturbed ground. Native of Europe; first collected as early as 1840 in Macomb Co.

A distinctive plant when ripe, with strongly inrolled lemmas and tendency for the tip of the grain and palea to be slightly exserted. Occasional plants have the lowermost sheaths with short hairs, but can usually be identified by the long palea and (if ripe) strongly inrolled lemmas, combined with the relatively short and strongly undulate awns.


Allegan County
Alpena County
Bay County
Berrien County
Branch County
Cheboygan County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
    Only on Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Mecosta County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Presque Isle County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 29, 2022.