California brome is a large, leafy, short-lived bunchgrass with strong seedling vigor. California brome has approximately 95,000 seeds per pound. It grows in woodland sites throughout the west that receive 12-40 inches of rainfall annually. California brome is most productive on fertile, sunny, well-drained sites. It provides good ground cover for wildlife and waterfowl and is an excellent economically priced native grass that is very competitive with herbaceous and grassy weeds. California brome is quite variable throughout its range of adaptation. There are accessions that are annual, bi-annual, short and long-lived perennial but should not be confused with Deborah brome, an introduced brome developed in the UK for irrigated hay and pasture production. California brome is a favorite of native grass users in that it is easy to establish, quick to grow, and accomplishes many habitat and mitigation goals.