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Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet

Family: Gramineae
Hordeum vulgare

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 84 (1753).

Synonymy: Hordeum vulgare

Common name: Barley.

Description:
Annual, to 1 m high.

Spike often c. 10 cm or more long, not fragmenting at maturity; central spikelet and often the lateral spikelet fertile; awns absent or to 10 cm long.

Distribution:  Native to Europe and Asia.

S.Aust.: LE, NU, GT, FR, EP, NL, MU, SL, SE.

Conservation status: naturalised

Flowering time: No flowering time is available


SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: Several varieties have been described; some of which are often referred to distinct species. Two varieties (species) have been recorded in S.Aust.

Author: Not yet available


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