Plant Identification Common name: barley grass, hordeum Botanical Name: Hordeum vulgare
Family name: Poaceae
Location: Orange, NSW Date: 12th April 2009 Collector: John Poulakis Habitat: An annual grass capable of growing in a wide range of climatic conditions particularly under cool conditions. Economic significance: A cereal grain mainly used for animal feed. Also used as a key ingredient in beer and whisky production and for human consumption. Ranked fourth largest produced cereal crop in the world.