Hordeum brachyantherum

Hordeum brachyantherum

Meadow barley

Cool season, tufted perennial bunchgrass occurring through the Western U.S. As its common name implies, it grows in meadows and open ground from 11,000 ft. and below. Can tolerate standing water for short periods, and is saline tolerant. It is palatable to all classes of livestock, and can be useful for dryland pasture applications at higher elevations.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
20 
in. - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
- 11,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
12 
- 15 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
21.10 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
85,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes