Ventenata

QUICK IDENTIFICATION

  • Invasive grass that is 6 – 27 inches in height
  • Leaves are rolled length ways or folded
  • General appearance of plant resembles a pyramid shape
  • Awns (which encase the seed) are bent
  • Reddish-black nodes (joints) in early summer (May/June)

Weed Pictures



Weed Information


TypeInformation
ToxicityNone
ControlHand-pulling and herbicides
HabitatCommon in pastures, range land and roadsides in shallow, rocky, clay and /or clay loam soils. It can grow in elevation up to 5,900 feet.
RootRoots are shallow: 1- 2 inches
LifespanWinter annual grass
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