Hordeum vulgare L.

Six-rowed Barley

Sp. Pl. 1: 84 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Hordeum vulgare differs from H. distichon primarily in having all 6 rows of spikelets maturing seed. Flowers Dec.-Jun (3 records).

*GipP, *Gold, *NIS, *VVP. is represented in the Melbourne Herbarium by only three collections (1977, 1983, 1987), all from suburban Melbourne (beside footpaths and/or creeks).

Virtually all barley now cultivated in Victoria is one of several strains of H. distichon (see notes under that species).

Doubtfully naturalised in Victoria.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2016-04-26
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
genus Hordeum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hordeum vulgare in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hordeum vulgare in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Goldfields present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present introduced

State distribution

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Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory