Smooth Bromegrass: Smooth bromegrass is a leafy, sodforming perennial grass that is best suited for hay or early spring pasture. It is deep rooted and spreads by underground rhizomes. It matures somewhat later in the spring than orchardgrass and makes less summer growth than orchardgrass. A moist, firm seedbed is required for smooth bromegrass or bromegrass-legume mixtures.

Meadow Bromegrass: Meadow Bromegrass is a bunchgrass with some vegetative spreading under dryland conditions to a moderate amount under irrigation. It is quite slow to establish and is sensitive to spring flooding. Meadow bromegrass produces excellent hay but is more widely used in Western Canada.