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Briza

Briza

For other uses of Briza, see Brisa.

Briza is a genus of annual grasses in the family Poaceae, native to north temperate regions. The group is generally referred to as the quaking grasses because the flower and seedheads shake on their stalks in the slightest breeze. Some of its members are grown as ornamental plants.

Briza species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Coleophora lixella.

The genus includes about 12 species; species in widespread cultivation include:

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