Aegilops cylindrica

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Photo courtesy UC Davis Weeds of California

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

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

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.