Two-rowed Barley - Hordeum distichon
Grows to 1.2 metres tall, and has similar spikelets to other barleys but usually with long awns (>10 cm). The common cultivated barley.
Six-rowed Barley (Hordeum vulgare) and other Hordeum, including some rarely recorded alien species.
Annual. Long awns > 10cm; spikelets in groups of three, the two lateral ones sterile and without awns, or very short awns, unlike Six-rowed Barley where all three florets in a spikelet are fertile and long-awned.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
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.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
Enter a town or village to see local records
Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015