Taxon  Report   4225 
Hordeum murinum  L.
Farmer's foxtail,  Foxtail barley, Mouse barley

Hordeum murinum
© 2009 Barry Rice
Hordeum murinum, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate   (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Hordeum murinum
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Hordeum
Subspecies and Varieties:
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 25, 2015).

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