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Wall Barley
Hordeum murinum
Cuiseogach fhionn
Family: Poaceae

Flowering June - July. Annual. Introduced.

Unbranched, spike-like flowerheads, spikelets 1-flowered in alternating groups of three with three long, stiff awns. Leaves +/- hairy with short, blunt ligules. Flowering stems +/- prostrate at base, height 15-30cm.

Occurs on roadsides, pavement edges and waste ground. Most Irish records are from Dublin, Belfast and SE Ireland.

Similar: Two-rowed Barley, H. distichon

Wall Barley. Foynes, Co.Limerick. June 2008

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