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Hordeum murinum  L.
Farmer's foxtail,   Foxtail barley,   Mouse barley
Hordeum murinum is an annual grasslike herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: moderate
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Genus: Hordeum
Family: Poaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Hordeum murinum from other sources

[Cal-IPC] Invasive: Hordeum murinum (hare barley or foxtail) is an annual grass with long awns (family Poaceae). Hare barley may have arrived in California with Spanish settlers and is more common than Mediterranean barley in disturbed, dry upland areas. Cal-IPC Rating: Moderate (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

[Wikipedia] Mediterranean, Central Europe, Western Asia, North Africa native: Hordeum murinum complex is the most widespread of all the other Hordeum species.[3] The center of distribution of H. murinum is in the Mediterranean area, Central Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/19/2024).