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Taeniatherum caput-medusae
medusahead Grass Family
Taeniatherum caput-medusae Poaceae
common names
  medusahead rye
accepted scientific name
  Taeniatherum caput-medusae (L.) Nevski
rules for finding collection records
  Elymus caput-medusae (166)
  Taeniatherum asperum (4)
  Taeniatherum caput-medusae (490)
  Taeniatherum crinitum (1)
family name
Image Author: ©2011 Steve Matson
Image License: CC BY-NC
Image Source
Category: Grass/Sedge/Rush
Grass Category: Grass
Plant Observed 3rd week of March thru 2nd week of September
Native to the Mediterranean. Invasive in CA, CO, NV, UT. Noxious weed in MT, OR.

How Likely at this Location (24%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (27%)
Links to Plant Photos
Wikimedia Commons (33)
Cal Photos (31)
Tony Valois NPS (9)
Paul Slichter (5)
R.L.Carr (9)
G.D.Carr (9)
Jay Sullivan (1)
Cal Photos (2)
base map where plant found
mag select

grid lines base