Hordeum jubatum L.
FamilyGramineae — APG family: Poaceae
SynonymsSitanion jubatum (L.) J. G. Sm., Critesion jubatum (L.) Nevski.
Common namesquirreltail grass
DescriptionAnnual or biennial; culms geniculate at base; leaf blades 3-5 mm wide, scabrous; spike very brittle, nodding, green to purple; lateral pairs of spikelets each reduced to 1-3 spreading awns; glumes awnlike, spreading, 4-8 cm long; lemma 4-5 mm long, with awn 4-8 cm long; anthers short, less than 1 mm long.
EcologySandy soil, river banks; also occurs as weed along roadsides. Described from Canada.
Hybrids occur with H. brachyantherum and with Agropyron pauciflorum [Elymus Macounii Vasey; Agrohordeum Macounii (Vasey) Lepage]. (See color section.)
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.