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Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. californicum

Hordeum brachyantherum Nevski ssp. californicum (Covas & Stebbins) Bothmer, N. Jacobsen & Seberg

California Barley, California Meadow Barley

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Critesion californicum, Hordeum californicum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Dry and moist grass slopes, in meadows and rocky stream beds, along stream margins, around vernal pools, in oak woodlands and disturbed ground, and in serpentine, alkaline and granitic soils.

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


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

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