- Wiry stems
- A few short, narrow leaves
- Long awns that
emerge from the seed head and point outward and
- Bright yellow-green color
- Height 6 to 24 inches
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|Mechanical treatments, grazing management, prescribed burning, revegetation, biocontrol, and chemical treatments. Contact your county weed district or local applicator for more information.
|Semi-arid clay soils. Tends to thrive in regions with warm, dry summers and cool, moist weather from fall through spring.
|Slender, rolled, 1/8 in wide.
|Winter annual, meaning that seedlings emerge in the fall and initiate re-growth early in the growing season, reducing available soil moisture for perennial grasses.
|Priority 1A Weed
|Not present or limited presence in Montana. If you think you’ve found this plant, please contract your county weed coordinator or MT Department of Agriculture immediately!
|Similar Looking Plants
|Downy brome, foxtail barley and bottlebrush squirreltail.
|Unpalatable to livestock when mature. Aggressive. Degrades rangelands. Builds up duff layer that ties up nutrients and may contribute to fire.