Part of 🌾︎ grass  family Poaceae in 🌾︎ grass/​rush/​sedge  order Poales.

Native to 🇪🇺 central and southeastern Europe and 🇹🇷 Turkey.   🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (colors).   Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA

Processed grains of this plant are branded Kernza® by The Land Institute, which promotes the grain for human consumption because compared to the host plants of other grains, this plant:

  • is a herbaceous perennial instead of an annual (thus does not need replanting after every harvest), and
  • provides ecosystem services, such as building soil organic matter. [1] [2]

Learn more about intermediate perennial wheatgrass Thinopyrum intermedium

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