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Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. brachyantherum

Hordeum brachyantherum Nevski ssp. brachyantherum

Meadow Barley

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Critesion brachyantherum, Critesion jubatum ssp. breviaristatum, Hordeum boreale, Hordeum jubatum ssp. breviaristatum, Hordeum jubatum var. boreale, Hordeum nodosum, Hordeum nodosum var. boreale


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), HI (I), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , HI , ID , IL , IN , MD , ME , MO , MS , MT , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , TX , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , NL , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Pastures and along streams and lake shores.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. brachyantherum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. brachyantherum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. brachyantherum


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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