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Foxtail Barley - Hordeum jubatum

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Perennial. Stems 20–70 cm tall; lower blades and sheaths usually hairless, less commonly hairy, blades flat, lax, 2–5 mm wide. Inflorescence lax, 5–12 cm long, rachis disarticulating at maturity. Spikelets the 2 laterals sterile, the pedicel 0.5–1.5 mm long; glumes awn-like, 25–75 mm long. Lemmas: fertile lemma 6–8 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout nearly all of North America (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX) .

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 316

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Habitat
Common in frequently disturbed open dry sites (e.g., roadsides, trail sides, pastures, vacant lot, and overgrazed rangeland), including area of high salinity (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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Citation for data on this website:
Foxtail Barley — Hordeum jubatum.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from