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Little Barley - Hordeum pusillum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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

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General Description
Annual. Stems 10–30 cm tall; lower sheaths and blades hairless to hairy, blades flat, 1–4 mm wide. Inflorescence erect, 2–7 cm long, rachis disarticulating at maturity. Spikelets: the 2 laterals staminate, the pedicel 0.5–1 mm long; glumes awn-like but distinctly broad above the base, 8–14 mm long. Lemmas: fertile lemma 5–7 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout the U.S., BC and AB (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 5

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Habitat
Open dry disturbed sites especially where water intermittently stands; e.g., depressions in pastures, rangeland, and roadsides (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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Little Barley — Hordeum pusillum.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from