Taxon  Report   4227 
Hordeum murinum  L.  ssp. leporinum  (Link) Arcang.
Farmer's foxtail,  Foxtail barley, Hare barley, Leporinum barley, Mouse barley
Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Hordeum
Parent Record Hordeum murinum
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
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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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Critesion murinum ssp. leporinum
TJM2 + PLANTS: Hordeum leporinum
More information about  Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 23, 2017).

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