- Aegilops triuncialis is an annual that can grow up to 16 in. (40.6 cm) tall. It is native to Mediterranean Europe.
- Leaf sheaths contain white hairs when young, becoming more or less smooth once matured.
- 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 
University of California - Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources 
Oregon Department of Agriculture 
California Invasive Plant Council 
USDA NRCS PLANTS 
USDA ARS GRIN 
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