Medusahead

Taeniatherum caput-medusae

  • An annual grass that sprouts from seed only
  • Grows to 2 feet tall
  • Produces a spike flower with long, twisted awns
  • Grows in many of the same locations as cheatgrass
  • Concentrates silica in the foliage, making it unpalatable to wildlife and livestock
  • Burns readily and increases fire danger.
  • Control by preventing seed set. Mow or pull when plants begin to flower.
  • Chemical controls are available