MEDUSAHEAD
(Taeniatherum caput-medusa (L.) Nevski)

GROWTH HABIT: Winter annual grass, erect to 24 inches.

LEAVES: Leaf blades to 1/8 inch wide, rolled more or less, slightly hairy.

STEMS: Jointed, slightly hairy.

INFLORESCENCES: A long awned-spike, nearly as wide as long, flowers in May and June. Bristly head persistent through winter after individual florets fall.

SPIKELET: Stiff, minutely barbed, twisted awns to 4 inches at maturity.

ROOTS: Fibrous.

SEEDS: Awned, grass-like.

OTHER: Not as hairy as downy brome.

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