Hordeum vulgare

Hordeum vulgare

Barley

Previous scientific name(s): Hordeum aegiceras, Hordeum distichon, Hordeum hexastichum, Hordeum irregulare, Hordeum sativum, Horeum vulgare ssp.

Cool season, moderately drought tolerant annual grass adapted to a wide variety of soils and sites. More productive on alkaline and saline soils than other cover crops. Easily outcompeted by establishing perennials. Winter and spring varieties available. Barley is more hardy than winter oats, but less hardy than winter wheat.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
12 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
60 
- 100 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
39.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
12,500
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes