Hordeum vulgare L. - Barley
Family - Poaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Leaves - No info. yet.
Auricle at the base of the leaf blade.
Inflorescence - No info. yet.
Flowers - No info. yet.
Flowering - April - June.
Habitat - Cultivated and escaped to roadsides, pastures, railroads, disturbed sites.
Origin - Cultigen of Asian origin.
Other info. - This species is the common "Barley" of cultivation. It is grown worldwide. There are many cultivars in existence and a few may be uncommonly found growing wild throughout Missouri. None persist for long periods in the wild however. The germinating fruits of this species are the "malt" associated with the brewing process.
Photographs taken near James Creek, NC., 4-20-03.