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Meadow Barley - Hordeum brachyantherum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
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).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout much of western N. America and sporadically in eastern states and provinces (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 12

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References
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Meadow Barley — Hordeum brachyantherum.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from