Taxon  Report   4218 
Hordeum brachyantherum  Nevski
Meadow barley
Hordeum brachyantherum
© 2010 Keir Morse
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Hordeum brachyantherum
© 2010 Rebecca Wenk
Hordeum brachyantherum
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Hordeum brachyantherum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Hordeum brachyantherum
© 2004 Steve Matson
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Alpine Fell-fields, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Hordeum brachyantherum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Jepson eFlora

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 22, 2016).

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