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Barley spp.

Hordeum spp.

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Poaceae (Grass)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Green, no petals
 
Green spikes with awns of varying lengths depending on the exact species.
Fruit:
A single-seeded dry fruit, or grain, technically called a caryopsis.
Leaves:
Barley is a type of grass so it has grass-like leaves. Green, long and linear.
Maximum Size:
130 centimetres tall
Foraging Notes:
The grains can be eaten raw or cooked.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Frequency (UK):
Common
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland.