- 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