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ovate goatgrass (Aegilops ovata)
NOT KNOWN TO OCCUR IN OREGON PLEASE CALL 1-866-INVADER IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE FOUND THIS SPECIES
 
ODA rating: A
 
USDA Symbol: AEGE
 
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Description
Winter annual; flowers May to July. Grows 10 inches tall. Similar to barbed and jointed goatgrass except spikes are ovate-cylindric, disperse as units at maturity and do not break apart into joints
 
Impacts
Goatgrasses are rangeland and dryland crop invaders. This species, aside from invading dryland pastures in California, readily crosses with wheat producing sterile seed and unmarketable wheat.
 
Introduction
Introduced from the Meditteranean Europe and western Asia. Can be found in Californmia. Not yet reported in Oregon but livestock and equipment movement can facilitate invasion.
 
Distribution in Oregon
Not known to occur in Oregon at this time.
 
Biological controls
Biological control agents are not used on "A" listed weeds in Oregon. If this weed is found in the state it will be managed for eradication or containment.
 
Informational links:
Oregon WeedMapper