Taxon  Report   4226    
Hordeum murinum  L.  ssp. glaucum  (Steud.) Tzvelev
Blue foxtail,  Smooth barley
Hordeum murinum ssp. glaucum
© 2015 Gary McDonald
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Hordeum murinum ssp. glaucum
© 2015 Gary McDonald
Hordeum murinum ssp. glaucum
© 2009 Barry Rice
Hordeum murinum ssp. glaucum, 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. glaucum
© 2015 Gary McDonald
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Hordeum
Parent: Hordeum murinum
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Critesion glaucum
PLANTS: Critesion murinum ssp. glaucum
ICPN + PLANTS: Hordeum glaucum
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More information about  Hordeum murinum ssp. glaucum
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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