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Hordeum jubatum ssp. intermedium

Hordeum jubatum L. ssp. intermedium Bowden

Foxtail Barley, Intermediate Barley

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Hordeum caespitosum, Hordeum jubatum var. caespitosum


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AK , CO , IL , KS , MO , MT , ND , NM , SD , UT , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NT , ON , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Dry prairies.

Web Reference

Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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