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Aegilops speltoides - Tausch.

Common Name Goatgrass
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry acid grassland[200], oak scrub, plains, rocky limestone hills, fallow fields and edges of cornfields, 100 - 1200 metres in Turkey[93].
Range N. Africa, W. Asia.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Aegilops speltoides Goatgrass


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Aegilops speltoides is a ANNUAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed
Edible Uses:

Seed - cooked. Small and very fiddly to harvest and clean[K]. An emergency food, it is normally used as a cereal substitute for making bread etc[177].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

No records of cultivation details have been seen, the plant grows well at Kew on an acid gravelly soil and also in Cornwall on a slightly acid loam[K]. It is probably best grown in a sunny position but tolerates light shade[K]. This species is believed to have hybridized with primitive forms of Triticum spp (Wheat) to produce some of the more modern Triticum spp. It could therefore be of value in breeding programmes.

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Propagation

Seed - sow March/April in situ and only just cover the seed. Make sure the soil does not dry out before the plants germinate. Seed can also be sown early March in a greenhouse and planted out in May.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
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