Little Barley

(Hordeum pusillum)

Little Barley

Leaves Ligule Flowers
little barley leaf little barley ligule little barley flowers

Growing habits: Erect, tufted annual

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots

Leaf anatomy: Can be glabrous or pubescent and often scabrous, auricles present, sheaths also pubescent or blabrous, membranous ligule

Reproduction: Narrow, dense terminal inflorescence densely covered with awns

References: Weeds of the South by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice