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Scientific Name: Hordeum spp.
Pronunciation: HOR-dee-um
Common Name: barley
Family Name: Poaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Grains with very long awls.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Columnar
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Africa, Central / west Asia
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Alkaline, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google. Images shown include H. jubatum (fox-tail barley - invasive) and H. vulgaris (common barley - a brewery plant)
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Brown
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acuminate, Acute
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire
Inflorescence Type: Spike-like, Spikelet
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Colour (petals): Not showy, Green, Yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Apr
Fruit Type: Grain (caryopsis)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Showy, Edible
Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Green
Pest Susceptibility: Rust
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