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Hordeum jubatum

Foxtail barley

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusHordeumAn ancient Latin name for barley, meaning “bristly,” for the long awns

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Hordeum jubatum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Hordeum jubatum (foxtail barley)

8/28/2014 · Eagle Nest Lake, Eagle Nest, New Mex­ico
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm)