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Hordeum murinum

Orge des rats
False Barley

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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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