Hordeum murinum | Wall Barley | Cuiseogach fhionn
Archaeophyte or Neophyte
Roadsides and wasteplaces
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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Hordeum murinum, commonly known as wall barley or false barley, is a species of grass. They can grow to 30 cm in height and its unbranched spikes can reach 10 cm long. It is quite widespread and common. It grows during May - July in mainly coastal areas. It produces small, dry nutlets and its leaves can be 8 cm wide with short blunt Ligules. It is absent throughout most of Ireland and Scotland but is common in England and Wales.