Common names: jointed goatgrass
Aegilops cylindrica (jointed goatgrass) is an annual grass (family Poaceae) with joints similar to wheat that can grow up to 4 feet tall and is found in the Cascade ranges, Modoc Plateau, Sacramento Valley and San Bernardino and peninsular ranges of southern California. It is native to Mediterranean Europe and western Asia. It favors grasslands. It spreads via agricultural and human activities, wind and water. Joints and seeds will attach to clothing, fur and feathers.Cal-IPC Rating: Watch
Plant Risk Assessment
Plant Risk Assessment- An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.
Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles
- Native soil bacteria as biocontrol. Bean, Travis; Gornish, Elise. Vol 24, Issue 2
- Feed the birds, but don’t spread weeds. America, Weed Science Society of. Vol 17, Issue 2
Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations
None for this species.
Other Aegilops cylindrica Information
- CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
- CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.
- Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
- CDFA - California official noxious weeds.
- USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.