Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3570

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in roadsides, ditches, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

map
To see a detailed map, click here

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer

Yellowish, lustrous Spikelets 1-flowered, 3 per node

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hordeum pusillum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hordeum pusillum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-23-001:
Hordeum pusillum   FAMILY Poaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Little Barley


Click or hover over the thumbnails to see larger pictures.

image of Hordeum pusillum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hopu_001_lvd

        

image of Hordeum pusillum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_hopu_003_lvd

        

image of Hordeum pusillum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hopu_006_lvd

        

image of Hordeum pusillum

Keith Bradley    kab_hordeum_pusillum_2902

March    Lexington County    SC

Riverbanks Botanical Garden

image of Hordeum pusillum

Keith Bradley    kab_hordeum_pusillum_2911

April    Lexington County    SC

Riverbanks Botanical Garden

image of Hordeum pusillum

Glen Peterson    gkp_0322_hordeum_culms

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Culms 10-60cm tall, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hordeum pusillum

Glen Peterson    gkp_0341_hordeum_spike

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Spikelet clusters alternate on opposite sides of the rachis, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hordeum pusillum

Glen Peterson    gkp_0345_hordeum_blade

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaf blades to 20cm long, 1.5-6mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hordeum pusillum

Glen Peterson    gkp_0352_hordeum_spikdark

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Hordeum pusillum

Glen Peterson    gkp_0369_hordeum_spike_ru

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Spikes 2-8cm long, 5-7mm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hordeum pusillum

Glen Peterson    gkp_0371_hordeum_no_auric

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves 1-5mm wide, not auriculate, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hordeum pusillum

Glen Peterson    gkp_0374_hordeum_ligule_r

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Ligules scarious (thin, dry, membranaceous, often more or less translucent), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.