Meadow brome (Bromus biebersteinii) is a long-lived, rapid developing, leafy, cool season grass that spreads by short rhizomes. The numerous long, light-green leaves are dominantly basal, lax, and mildly pubescent. The numerous erect stems appear earlier in the growing season than smooth brome. The awned florets are produced in large, terminal panicles. When grown under irrigation, it can reach 2-6 feet in height and is very productive in close spaced, one-foot rows. Meadow brome has 93,000 seeds per pound.