Taxon  Report   4222    
Hordeum intercedens  Nevski
Bobtail barley,  Little barley, Vernal barley
Hordeum intercedens
© 2006 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Hordeum intercedens
© 2009 Stanley Spencer
Hordeum intercedens
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Hordeum intercedens, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, Baja California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 3.2 (review list).   8th Edition

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Hordeum intercedens
© 2010 Gary A. Monroe
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Hordeum
Communities: Valley Grassland, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: vernal-pools

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Hordeum intercedens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 21, 2019).