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Common name: Barley grass Botanical name: Critesion (Hordeum) murinum, Hordeum glaucum
Family: Poaceae Maximum height: 40 centimetres

 

Where found:

  • Native to the Mediterranean
  • Now widespread in New Zealand pasture especially in drier parts and where fields are closely grazed and other ground covering plants are sparse.
Description:
  • Barley grass is an annual or perennial, tufted, usually low-growing grass. The leaves are light green, have hair on both surfaces and are often twisted.
  • It is not a welcome pasture plant because it has little feed value and the seeds can pierce sheep's skins or eyes and dogs' paws, eyes.

 

Control:

  • Pull out and destroy plants to prevent spread of seeds or apply herbicide

 

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