Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 1-2 feet
Type: Cool season, short-lived perennial, bunch grass, fibrous root system.
Suggested Uses: Its flowering seed-heads have an attractive and silky appearance. Does not tolerate much competition from taller vegetation and is therefore often found in disturbed sunny areas with little vegetation. Nice plant for container use.
Hordeum jubatum has a high salt tolerance and can often be found growing alongside roads or in saltwater seeps.
Native Range: Native throughout most of the U.S. except the South.
Wildlife: Seed heads can injure the eyes, mouth parts, nostrils, and digestive tract of grazing livestock.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database