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Barbed Goat Grass

Aegilops triuncialis

Plant Description

Evenly spaced fine hairs on grey-green leaves. Alternately arranged zigzag seedhead spikelets. Goes to seed late spring to early summer.

Plant Details

Life Forms
ODA Listing
Suggested Actions
Shade Preference
Mature Height 20"
Distribution Northern California to Southern Oregon, with expanding distribution.
Control Hand pull/hoe small patches, allow roots to air dry. Mow after flowering but before seeds reach soft boot stage.
Reproduction and Spread Seedheads break apart and can survive field burns. Dispersed by animals, humans, equipment, and vehicles. Seeds viable for 2+ years.
Introduced Originated in Mediterranean Europe and western Asia.
Look Alikes Jointed goatgrass, winter wheat
Impact Creates thatch that suppresses other species; injures livestock by lodging in eyes and mouths; reduces quality and value of wheat harvests.
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