Hordeum murinum L.

Locations ofHordeum murinum L. in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Hordeum murinum L.
Common Name
Wall Barley, False Barley
Hordeum murinum L. ssp. glaucum (Steud.) Tzvel.; Hordeum murinum L. ssp. leporinum (Link) Arcangeli
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Hordeum murinum L. ssp. leporinum (Link) Arcangeli
Native to Mediterranean Europe, this grass is only a scattered introduction in the eastern U.S. but is fully naturalized in the West, particularly in Arizona, California, and Oregon. Both H. murinum ssp. glaucum and H. murinum ssp. leporinum have been attributed to Virginia. However, it has not been fully determined which names apply to which records, so we are treating this only at the species level currently.
Reported as a rare weed or waif in several eastern Virginia counties.
Native Status

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