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Common Barley - Hordeum vulgare

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Annual (winter or spring). Stems 50–120 cm. Leaves: lower sheaths and blades usually hairless; blades flat, 6–15 mm wide. Inflorescence erect, 6–12 cm long, rachis not readily disarticulating at maturity. Spikelets all fertile in six-row barley, the laterals sterile in two-row barley, pedicel about 0.5 mm long; glumes awn-like though slightly broadened above the base, 8–15 mm long. Lemmas: fertile lemma 8–12 mm long, the awns of some varieties of barley are >4 cm long, while other varieties lack such an awn (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced and escaping throughout nearly all of N. America (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX) .

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Common Barley — Hordeum vulgare.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from