Crested wheatgrass

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Photo of crested wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum)

Agropyron cristatum (invasive)

Tufted perennial grass; 0.5-1m tall. Leaf blades broad and flat; pubescent on lower surface; ligules ~1mm long. Inflorescence a dense spike; 3-9cm long; spikelets solitary, ascending; glumes and lemmas awned.

Knoke, Don. 2017. WTU Herbarium Image Collection - Burke Museum. University of Washington. Accessed 8 June 2017. http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Agropyron&Species=cristatum

Habitat Type Tolerance Invasive?
Used as a forage and cover crop across the west, has distributed widely. Full to partial sun Yes