Thinopyrum junceiforme

Thinopyrum junceiforme_Jose Hernandez Wikimedia
Photo: Jose Hernandez

Common names: Russian wheatgrass

Thinopyrum junceiforme (Russian wheatgrass) is a perennial grass (family Poaceae) that can grow to be 3 feet tall and is found in the San Francisco Bay area and south coast ranges of California. It is native to Europe and Russia. It grows in dunes, grasslands, alkaline areas and along roadsides. It spreads via seeds and rhizomes. Seeds are dispersed externally on animals and by water and wind.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

CDFA Rating: None?


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

Weed Management Notes

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

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Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

Other Thinopyrum junceiforme Information

  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

    Elymus farctus ssp. boreali-atlanticus (Thinopyron junceiforme)_growth habit_copyright2019_MarkSkinner
    Elymus farctus ssp. boreali-atlanticus (Thinopyron junceiforme) (Russian wheatgrass) growth habit. Photo: &#169 2019 Mark Skinner
    Elymus farctus ssp. boreali-atlanticus (Thinopyron junceiforme)_infestation_copyright2019_MarkSkinner
    Elymus farctus ssp. boreali-atlanticus (Thinopyron junceiforme) (Russian wheatgrass) infestation. Photo: &#169 2019 Mark Skinner