Stokolos field

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October 28, 2021

The field colossus (Bromus arvensis L.), also known by the popular name dirsė (from the Lithuanian dirsė), is a species of plants of the family Thinfoot.

Morphology

Stem up to 1 m tall. Leaves - linear, 7-10 mm wide. Spikelets lanceolate, 20-25 mm long, which have from 5 to 25 flowers. The fruit is a grain. Up to 5,000 grains can be formed on one plant.

Life cycle

The plant is an annual or biennial. It blooms from May to July.

Distribution

Distributed as a native species in Southern Europe and Southwest Asia. As an anthropophyte - in Europe, Asia and America. In Ukraine it is widespread in Polissya and in the Forest-Steppe. It grows in fields, over roads and ditches, in the steppe zone occurs in moist places in river valleys.

Practical use

Stokolos seeds were collected and prepared jelly, porridge, mash, soups.

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Sources

Description and characteristics of the plant BROMUS FIELD // IAS Agrarians together

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