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Barley-grass - introduced (*Hordeum leporinum)

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Barley Grasses.

hordeum hordeum hordeum

Native to the Mediterraneum area and Asia. Annual. C3.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).

Other names: *Critesion murinum ssp leporinum

Occurrence: Common.


It is similar to Northern Barley-grass in that the outer glumes of the outer spikelets are narrow at the base; the glumes of the inner spiklet and inner glumes of the outer spikelets are widened at the base.

1: Flower clusters are contracted branched sprays. 2: A group of three spikelets. 3: Dried flower cluster.

It differs from Northern Barley-grass in that

leporinum: resembling a hare's ear.