Bromus inermis* Leyss. Fl. Halens. 16 (1761).
Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Pooideae. Tribe Bromeae.
Type of Basionym or Protologue Information: In pratis fertilibus succulentis Pomariis in den Pulverweiden im Amstgarten ad Belberg Crollwitz et alibi frequens,.
Key references (books and floras):  D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of Australia,  S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South Wales (175),  A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia, Vol 44A. Poaceae 2 (89).
Illustrations:  S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South Wales, 4th edn (175).
Habit. Perennial. Rhizomes present, elongated. Culms 30–123 cm tall. Mid-culm internodes pubescent. Mid-culm nodes glabrous or pubescent. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface or hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 10–40 cm long, 4–11 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous, glabrous.
Inflorescence. Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle ovate, dense, 10–28 cm long, 4–10 cm wide.
Spikelets. Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile florets (5–13), comprising 5–13 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at the apex, oblong, laterally compressed, 15–30 mm long.
Glumes. Lower glume lanceolate, membranous, without keels, 1 -nerved. Upper glume lanceolate, 6–11 mm long, membranous, without keels or keeled, 3 -nerved.
Florets. Fertile lemma 8–13.5 mm long, without keel or keeled, 5–7 -nerved. Lemma surface glabrous or indumented. Lemma apex dentate, muticous or awned, 1 -awned. Median (principal) awn subapical or from a sinus, 2.5–10 mm long overall. Lodicules present. Anthers 3.
Continental Distribution: Europe, Africa, Temperate Asia, Tropical Asia, Australasia, Pacific, North America, and South America.
Australian Distribution: New South Wales.
New South Wales: Northern Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, North-Western Slopes, South-Western Slopes, North-Western Plains.
Notes. Cultivated as a fodder crop in parts of E and eastern central Europe, but of no economic importance in Australia.
Introduced. Naturalized in N.S.W. Native of Europe. Grows in disturbed areas. Flowers Nov.