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- Aegilops triuncialis is an annual that can grow up to 16 in. (40.6 cm) tall. It is native to Mediterranean Europe.
- Leaves are rigid, sharp and pointed with long white hairs distributed sparsely along all parts of the blade. The ligule does not protrude noticeably above the leaf blade.
- The flowers are a orange color. It blooms from June-August.
- Grain 0.25 in. (0.64 cm) long, resembling a wheat kernel.
- Ecological Threat
- Aegilops triuncialis is a dry land crop invader. This species, will dominate dry land pastures and readily crosses with wheat. This produces sterile seed and unmarketable wheat. When mature, it is unpalatable for livestock.
- Global Invasive Species Database. 2011. Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the IUCN Species Survival Commission
- Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Programs, Noxious Weed Control
- University of California - Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- California Invasive Plant Council
- USDA NRCS PLANTS
- USDA ARS GRIN
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