Latin name: Brachypodium distachyon (L.) Beauv.
  Pronunciation: brak-ee-PODE-ee-um dis-TAY-kee-on

  Common name: Purple false-brome
  Family: Poaceae (Grass)
  Habitat: Disturbed areas, dry slopes to 2000',
  Santa Catalina Id, Torrey Pines, native of Europe

  Blooming period: April to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Brachypodium
  2) distachyon
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