Hordeum geniculatum All.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Hordeum geniculatum All.

  • Description

    Species Description - Much like no. 3 [Hordeum pusillum Nutt.]; lvs narrow, 1–2.5(–4) mm wide; spikelets small, 1.5–4 cm (excl. awns); lateral spikelets on straight or slightly curved pedicels 0.7–1 mm, their florets much reduced, short-awned and borne on rachilla-joints 0.1–0.5 mm; glumes (6–)9–16 mm, all awn-like; fertile lemma glabrous, tapering into a short awn 8–16 mm, surpassing and stouter than the awns of the glumes; anthers 0.6–1 mm; 2n=14, 28. Moderately moist waste places; Mediterranean sp., commonly intr. in w. U.S. and sporadic with us. (H. gussoneanum; H. hystrix)

  • Common Names

    Mediterranean barley