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Habit: Perennial herb, generally cespitose. Stem: erect or bent, 2.5--10 dm. Leaf: sheath open, generally appendaged; ligule membranous; blade flat or rolled. Inflorescence: spike-like, axis not breaking apart at maturity; spikelets 1, 2-ranked, strongly overlapping, divergent or spreading. Spikelet: laterally compressed, glumes +- equal, < floret, lanceolate, 1--5-veined, keeled, acute to short-awned; florets 3--8; axis breaking above glumes and between florets; lemma 5--7-veined, keeled, acute to awned; palea +- = lemma; anthers 3, 3--5 mm.
Species In Genus: 12--15 species: Mediterranean, eastern Europe, central Asia. Etymology: (Greek: field wheat, perhaps referring to a weed resembling wheat) Note: Siberian wheat grass, Agropyron fragile (Roth) P. Candargy, has also been reported for California, but is doubtfully naturalized; often used for soil stabilization on range and cropland.
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr.
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Previous taxon: Aegilops triuncialis
Next taxon: Agropyron cristatum subsp. pectinatum
Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. 2016. Agropyron, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10110, accessed on October 21, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 21, 2016.