The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Intermediate Wheatgrass

Latin Name:

Elytrigia intermedia

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Thinopyrum intermedium, known commonly as intermediate wheatgrass, is a sod-forming perennial grass in the Triticeae tribe of Pooideae native to Europe and Western Asia. It is part of a group of plants commonly called wheatgrasses because of the similarity of their seed heads or ears to common wheat. It has a slightly elevated level of protein and should be fed in moderation.