Two-rowed Barley - Hordeum distichon
Grows to 1.2 metres tall, and has similar spikelets to other barleys but with immensely long awns (about 10 cm).
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On fairly light soils and disturbed ground. It is not tolerant of heavy shade.
It is in flower from June to July/August.
Widespread but rather scattered records from around Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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