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Hordeum pusillum [= Critesion pusillum]

Little Barley

Scientific Name:

Hordeum pusillum [= Critesion pusillum]

Genus:

Hordeum

Species Epithet:

pusillum

Common Name:

Little Barley

Plant Type

Grass/Sedge/Rush

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only)

Plant Family

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Roadsides, fields, pastures, ditches, disturbed areas. Common throughout NC, but apparently less frequent in the Mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only)

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Assigned

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/hordeum/pusillum/

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php



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