foxtail barley

(Hordeum jubatum ssp. jubatum)

Conservation Status
foxtail barley
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5? - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

FACW - Facultative wetland

     
  Midwest

FAC - Facultative

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

FAC - Facultative

     
           
 
Description
 
 

The glume is much longer than the floret, usually more than 10 times longer. It is awl-shaped, not lance-shaped and dilated at the base.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

12 to 24

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Moist. Meadows.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

May to August

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 28.

 
  9/26/2013      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Liliopsida (monocots)  
 

Order

Poales (grasses, sedges, cattails, and allies)  
 

Family

Poaceae (grasses)  
  No Rank BOP clade  
  Subfamily Pooideae  
  Supertribe Triticodae  
  Tribe Triticeae  
  Subtribe Hordeinae  
 

Genus

Hordeum (barley and allies)  
  Subgenus Hordeastrum  
  Section Stenostachys  
  Series Critesion  
  Species Hordeum jubatum (squirreltail)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

foxtail

foxtail barley

foxtail grass

skunktail

squirrel-tail grass

squirreltail barley

squirrel tail

wild barley

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

Glume

A chaffy, empty, sterile bract at the base of a grass spikelet. Glumes usually occur in pairs, but occasionally only one is present.

       
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  Hordeum jubatum
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  Hordeum jubatum  
 
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Published on Jun 22, 2012

Kwispelgerst (Hordeum jubatum) is een leuk laag siergrasje dat vanaf half mei begint te bloeien. De sierlijke aren dansen in de wind of beter gezegd kwispelen. De aanvankelijk groene kafnaalden kleuren langzaan naar rood/paars en blijven vaak tot in de herfst mooi.

   
       
  Weed of the Week #756 - Foxtail Barley (Air Date 9/30/12)
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Published on Oct 5, 2012

It's our Weed of the Week, Foxtail Barley.

   
       
  Hordeum jubatum
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Foxtail barley 25 Sept 2007

   
       

 

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