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Aegilops triuncialis (barb goatgrass; barbed goatgrass)

Synonyms: Aegilopodes triuncialis; Aegilopodes triuncialis persica; Aegilops aristata; Aegilops buschirica; Aegilops echinata; Aegilops elongata; Aegilops persica; Aegilops squarrosa; Aegilops triaristata; Aegilops triuncialis albescens; Aegilops triuncialis assyriaca; Aegilops triuncialis breviaristata; Aegilops triuncialis brunnea; Aegilops triuncialis caput-medusae; Aegilops triuncialis constantinopolitana; Aegilops triuncialis eutriuncialis; Aegilops triuncialis fascicularis; Aegilops triuncialis ferruginea; Aegilops triuncialis flavescens; Aegilops triuncialis glabrispica; Aegilops triuncialis hirsuta; Aegilops triuncialis hirta; Aegilops triuncialis muricata; Aegilops triuncialis nigriaristata; Aegilops triuncialis nigroalbescens; Aegilops triuncialis nigroaristata; Aegilops triuncialis nigroferruginea; Aegilops triuncialis nigroflavescens; Aegilops triuncialis nigrorubiginosa; Aegilops triuncialis orientalis; Aegilops triuncialis persica; Aegilops triuncialis pubispica; Aegilops triuncialis rubiginosa; Aegilops triuncialis subglabra; Aegilops triuncialis typica; Triticum persicum; Triticum squarrosum; Triticum triunciale; Triticum trunciale

Wikipedia Abstract

Aegilops triuncialis (Barbed goatgrass, Barb goat grass, Jointed goat grass; syn. Aegilops squarrosa L. , Triticum persicum Aitch. & Hemsley, Triticum triunciale Raspail) is a species in the Poaceae family. It is native to Palestine and the Levant. Elsewhere it is an invasive species.
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Invasive Species

Aegilops triuncialis (barb goatgrass) is an annual grass with a native range throughout Europe, Asia and the Mediterranean Basin. It has invaded the United States, where it is particularly invasive in California. It is expanding its range in the state and becoming a dominant grass in foothill grasslands of central California. It outcompetes native grasses, reduces habitat for threatened species, affects microbial communities and alters nutrient cycling dynamics. Management of this species is one of the most important issues in rangeland management in California.
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Height [1]  12 inches (0.3 m)
Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Lifespan [1]  Annual
Pollinators [1]  Wind
Structure [2]  Grass
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Tigrovaia Balka Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 146860 Tajikistan  


Mayetiola destructor (hessian fly)[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


North America; S. Europe to Afghanistan, N. Africa;



Species recognized by Govaerts R., 24-Oct-2006, WCSP: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License 2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 3Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
Invasive Status provided by Global Invasive Species Database Downloaded on 10 May 2011.
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by Svalbard Global Seed Vault, Norway Ministry of Agriculture and Food - February 2013