Taxon  Report   4227    
Hordeum murinum  L.  ssp. leporinum  (Link) Arcang.
Farmer's foxtail,  Foxtail barley, Hare barley, Leporinum barley, Mouse barley
Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum, 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. leporinum
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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 murinum ssp. leporinum
ICPN + PLANTS: Hordeum leporinum
More information about  Hordeum murinum ssp. leporinum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

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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: Dec 18, 2018).