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Mediterranean or Sea Barley - Hordeum marinum
Other Names:  Hordeum geniculatum

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 1


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General Description
Annual. Stems few bunched, often bent at nodes on dried specimens, 10–40 cm. Leaves: lower blades and sheaths usually hairy, blades flat, 2–4 mm wide. Inflorescence erect, 1–3 cm long; rachis disarticulating. Spikelets: the 2 laterals sterile, the pedicel 0.5–1 mm long; glumes awn-like, 8–15 mm long. Lemmas: fertile lemma 5–6.5 mm long (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Collected in Carter and Custer counties Introduced in western North America and sporadic in some eastern states (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 3

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Habitat
Frequently disturbed settings, alkaline soils (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Management

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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