Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants.
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Hordeum murinum

Orge des rats
False Barley

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower size

small spikelet

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear

Height

10-50 cm

Description

Hordeum murinum belongs to the family of Hordium vulgare (Barley), the first cereal crop to be cultivated. Its use has been traced back to Neolithic times.

A tufted annual with an unbranched, erect, smooth stem. This grass is commonly found near road sides, waste ground, garrigue and olive groves.

Flowers

The flower stalk is a dense spike-like structure.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Blade, hairy on both sides, shiny where it encircles the stem, 2-4 mm wide.

Fruits Seeds

Caryopsis: a dry fruit, grain.

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