Hordeum brachyantherum (Meadow barley)

Cool season, native, tufted perennial bunchgrass occurring through the western U.S. and Canada. As its name implies, it grows in meadows and open ground up to 11,000 ft. elevation. Can tolerate standing water for short periods, and is saline tolerant. Used for habitat restoration projects. Also palatable to all classes of livestock and wildlife and can be used for dryland pasture applications at higher elevations. 

native distribution

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 24-39 in.

Annual Precipitation: 20-80 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: up to 11,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status: FACW

Fire Resistance: No  

Fire Tolerance: High

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 6.0-8.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 30,000-100,000

Seeding Rate: 8-40 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

Jackson-Frazier Germplasm - Source Identified selection out of Benton County, OR.