Six-rowed Barley - Hordeum vulgare
Hordeum vulgare has erect stems with few, alternate leaves its spike is notched on opposite sides, with three spikelets at each notch, each containing a small individual flower, or floret, that develops a kernel. All 3 spikelets in each row are fertile (H. distichon has only 1 fertile spikelet in each row).
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Sometimes found on arable land as a relic of cultivation, and on roadsides and waste ground as a bird-seed and grain casual.
Flowering June to August.
Widespread but occasional in Britain.
Rarely recorded in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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