Common Barley

Hordeum vulgare

Christianitos Creek, nr. end of La Pata, San Clmte., 4-28-16. © Ron Vanderhoff.

Exotic species, widely cultivated. Its wild ancestor, Hordeum vulgare subsp. spontaneum, is abundant in grasslands and woodlands throughout the Fertile Crescent area of Western Asia and northeast Africa.

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