Hordeum marinum

Hordeum marinum_Mediterranean barley_ JM Di Tomaso
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Synonyms: H. marinum ssp. gussoneanum, H. geniculatum, H. gussoneanum. H. hystrix, Critesion geniculatum, C. hystrix, C. marinum

Common names: Mediterranean barley; seaside barley

Hordeum marinum (Mediterranean barley) is an annual grass (family Poaceae). Mediterranean barley is widespread in annual grasses and occupies slightly wetter habitats than Horedum murinum (Hare barley).

Cal-IPC Rating: Moderate

Cal-IPC Assessment

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Weed Management Notes

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Other Hordeum marinum Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
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  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
  • EDD MapS - North American distribution based on Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System.