Wall Barley - Hordeum murinum


20 to 60 cm tall. Leaves light green, flat and hairy with inflated sheaths. Bristly flower spikes may reach up to 10 cm in length, though often shorter.


Roadsides and waste ground.

When to see it

June to July.

Life History


UK Status

Fairly common in the southern half of Britain at least.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 367 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map