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Aegilops triuncialis - L.

Common Name Barbed goatgrass, Barb goatgrass
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness 8-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry acid grassland and stony habitats[200]. Argillaceous semi-deserts, dry hills and as a weed of cultivation[74].
Range Middle East.
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Weed Potential Yes
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Care
Half Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Aegilops triuncialis Barbed goatgrass, Barb goatgrass


Aegilops triuncialis Barbed goatgrass, Barb goatgrass

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Aegilops triuncialis is a ANNUAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9 and is not frost tender. 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, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed
Edible Uses:

Seed - small and fiddly[177]. An emergency food, used as a cereal in making bread etc.

Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species, it probably requires a well drained soil in a sunny position and should be tolerant of clay since it favours clay soils in the wild. 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 wheat breeding programmes. It grows successfully at Kew, setting seed even in cool summers[K].

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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

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

This plant can be weedy or invasive in California (barb goatgrass) B list (noxious weeds). Oregon (barbed goatgrass) "A" designated weed, Quarantine.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed.

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