Hordeum jubatum

Hordeum jubatum


Foxtail Barley Category:


Photo Credit: Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Soil: Mesic (Medium) to Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full
Height: 1′-2′
Type:  Cool season, short-lived perennial, bunch grass, fibrous root system.

Suggested Uses:

Nice plant for container use. 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.


Interesting Facts:

Hordeum jubatum has a high salt tolerance and can often be found growing alongside roads or in saltwater seeps.

The Lakota name for Hordeum jubatum means “One Uses to Tickle the Face”.

Wildlife: Seed heads can injure the eyes, mouth parts, nostrils, and digestive tract of grazing livestock.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs