Taxonomy

Hordeum murinum | Wall Barley | Cuiseogach fhionn

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Archaeophyte or Neophyte

Species Biology

Habitat

Roadsides and wasteplaces

Life cycle

Annual

Ex-situ conservation

Not known

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

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.

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