Taxon  Report   4217    
Hordeum arizonicum  Covas
Arizona barley,  Arizona foxtail
Hordeum arizonicum
© 2011 Steve Matson
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Hordeum arizonicum
© 2011 Steve Matson
Hordeum arizonicum
© 2011 Steve Matson
Hordeum arizonicum, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Hordeum arizonicum
© 2011 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Hordeum
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Critesion arizonicum
More information about  Hordeum arizonicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).