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Brachypodium distachyon has a native distribution including west Asia, tropical Asia, east Africa, southern Europe; occurs broadly as an alien species throughout North America. this taxon is found in a variety of habitats including forest edges, abandoned plantations, beaches, coastal dunes, orchards and waste places.

This annual grass, also known as Purple false brome, can attain a height of almost one half meter. The culm is terete in form (cylindrical tapering at the joints).

False purple brome has been pronounced as a model organism for molecular genetics experiments due to its unusually small genome, combined with short life cycle and compact growth form.

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