Jointed Goatgrass

Jointed Goatgrass

Aegilops cylindrica

List B - Eradication in parts of Jeffco

General

  • Family: Grass (Poaceae)
  • Introduced from Europe and Asia

Habitat

  • Annual grass
  • Found in wheat fields, rangeland, rights-of way, disturbed sites


Plant


Vegetation

  • Leaves 1/8-1/4 inch wide 
  • Leaves alternate
  • Long hairs on leaf edges and junction to the stem
  • Stems hollow, branched at the base
  • Plants up to 30 inches tall

Roots

  • Shallow fibrous

Flower

  • Spike 2-4 inches long.
  • 1/2 inch long segments looked stacked
  • Season: May-July

Seed

  • Up to 4,000
  • May remain viable for 3-5 years

Reproduction

  • Seed


Control


Biological

  • None

Chemical

  • Info sheet coming soon

Cultural

  • Prevention
  • Removal

Mechanical

  • Burning - N/A
  • Grazing - N/A
  • Mowing - N/A

Use all chemicals according to the manufacturer's label. No specific recommendation or endorsement is made or implied by listing methods or products.

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