Taxon  Report   4221    
Hordeum depressum  (Scribn. & J. G. Sm.) Rydb.
Alkali barley,  Dwarf barley, Low barley
Hordeum depressum
© 2008 Vince Scheidt
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Hordeum depressum
© 2008 Vince Scheidt
Hordeum depressum, 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 depressum
© 2011 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Hordeum
Communities: (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Critesion depressum
More information about  Hordeum depressum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
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).