Two-rowed Barley - Hordeum distichon

    Description

    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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    Habitat

    On fairly light soils and disturbed ground. It is not tolerant of heavy shade.

    When to see it

    It is in flower from June to July/August.

    Life History

    Annual.

    UK Status

    Widespread but rather scattered records from around Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map