Hordeum

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Hordeum
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Hordeum distichon
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Poales
Family:Poaceae
Genus:Hordeum
Species

Hordeum arizonicum
Hordeum brachyantherum
Hordeum bulbosum
Hordeum californicum
Hordeum depressum
Hordeum distichon - Two-rowed Barley
Hordeum hystrix
Hordeum intercedens
Hordeum jubatum - Foxtail Barley
Hordeum marinum - Sea Barley
Hordeum murinum - Wall Barley
Hordeum pusillum
Hordeum secalinum
Hordeum spontaneum - Wild Barley
Hordeum vulgare - Barley

Hordeum is a genus of about 20 species of annual and perennial grasses, native throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere and also temperate South America.

One species, H. vulgare (Barley or Six-rowed Barley), is of major commercial importance as a cereal grain. Several of the other species have been used to a small extent, notably H. distichon (Two-rowed Barley). Some are also nuisance weeds in cereal crops, as, being grasses like the crop, they cannot be selectively removed; any herbicide that would kill them would also damage the crop.Template:Plant-stub

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