Meadow Barley - Hordeum brachyantherum
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Perennial. Stems 25–60 cm. Leaves: lower blades and sheaths usually hairless, blades flat to folded, 1–3 mm wide. Inflorescence erect, 2–6 cm long; the inflorescence rachis disarticulating. Spikelets: the 2 laterals sterile, the pedicel 0.5–1 mm long; glumes awn-like, 7–15 mm long (rarely to 30 mm). Lemmas: fertile lemma 7–8 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Throughout much of western North America and sporadically in eastern states and provinces (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Hildebrand, B. D. 1979. Habitat requirements of molting Canada Geese at Lima Reservoir, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 79 p.
- Joslin, G.J. 1975. Behavior and environmental selection by Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) during surrmer and fall in the First and Second Yellow Mule drainages, Madison County, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University, Bozeman. 65 p.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Nyberg, H.E. 1980. Distribution, movements and habitat use of mule deer associated with the Brackett Creek winter range, Bridger Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 106 p.