|Scientific name:||Bromus tectorum L.|
|Common name:||Wall Brome Grass, Cheatgrass|
|Hebrew name:||ברומית הגגות|
|Plant Family:||Graminea (Poaceae), Grass Family, משפחת הדגניים|
|Stems:||Densely tufted, 5-60 cm tall; mostly erect, or spreading; not branched; At maturity, the plant has a reddish-purple color|
|Leaves:||Alternate, blades 5- 12 cm long, 1-7 mm wide; flat, hairy or not; sheaths closed and hairy|
|Flowers:||Dense, slender, drooping, onesided, 5-15 cm long; awns are purple at maturity and 12-14 mm long; spikelets numerous, hairy, narrow, on slender curved threadlike branches; each 3 to 7 florets|
|Flowering Period:||March, April, May|
|Distribution:||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
|Chorotype:||Mediterranean - Irano-Turanian - Saharo-Arabian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Bromus, from the Greek broma, "food", and bromos, "oat".
tectorum, roof; roofed building, shelter; of the roofs.
The Hebrew word:ברומית, bromit, from the foreign languages.