Hordeum brachyantherum subsp. brachyantherum

Hordeum brachyantherum subsp. brachyantherum

meadow barley



  • Perennial grass that forms loose tufts 6 to 12 feet tall
  • Grows in moist rocky open areas or along stream edges
  • Can grow in serpentine and heavier soils
  • Non invasive but good to plant first in a restoration area
  • Does not compete well with non-natives but blends well with other native grasses
  • Found in Molate, Flatlands, Bay hills, Hamilton, Livermore, and Antioch Dunes sections

Briones RP, Dublin, Kennedy Grove RP, Oakland, Redwood RP, Richmond, Tilden RP, Wildcat RP


1 gallon, 2 gallon, Deepot

bloom season Apr
habitat Chaparral
growth habit Clumping
habitat Coastal scrub
flower color Inconspicuous
bloom season Jul
bloom season Jun
water Low
bloom season May
water Mod
sun Part Shade
soil Poor

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