- 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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