P. Rodney Thompson
Director


Address:

 

829 South Coleman
Tooele, UT 84074

Telephone Number:


Main: (435) 843-3204

 

Hours:

7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday - Thursday
Except Holidays
Closed Fridays

Weed Control Division - Noxious Weeds


 

Jointed Goatgrass
(Aegilops cylindrical Host)

Growth Habit:
Winter annual, spread by seed only. Erect.

Leaves:
Alternate, simple, auricles present at base of blade. Can be smooth or hairy and may have occasional hairs extending from margins of leaf blade.

Stems:
Up to 30 inches tall, branched at base to give tufted appearance.

Flower:
The spike (seed head) is cylindrical, more than 10 times as long as it is wide. 2 to 12 spikelets (joints) per spike, 1/2 inch long. Spikelets awned with upper most spikelets having especially long awns. At maturity spikelets separate and look like wheat stems.

Roots:
Shallow, fibrous.

Seeds:
1 to 3 per spikelet.

Other:
Reduces grain yields and can be a contaminant in winter wheat, reducing prices.
Jointed Goatgrass

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Tooele County | 47 South Main Street | Tooele, UT 84074 | Telephone: (435) 843-3100