Mediterranean False Brome



Looking like bushy and messy grass, this grass is widespread in the Calanques. Its long stems and slender leaves cover the garrigue scrubland in dense carpets, that become lighter during the dry season. As from April, the Mediterranean False Brome has golden spikes on its tips that shine in the setting sun.

Scientific name

Brachypodium retusum

Where and when can you see it?

  • Natural habitats: Green expanses, Garrigue scrubland
  • Flowering season: April to June

Did you know?

Particularly appreciated by sheep, for centuries the shepherds have favored the regrowth of the Mediterranean False Brome and the destruction of the layer of competing shrubs ... by burning the garrigue scrubland!

Conservation stake


How can I help to protect it?

  • I keep to the trails
  • I look but I don’t touch