Species Detail

Hordeum pusillum Nutt.
Little barley


Scientific Name:  
Hordeum pusillum Nutt.
Common Name:  
Little barley
Myaamia Name:  
Uses:  
Undetermined
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Dry Prairie grasslands, Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding, Human-Disturbed Areas
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Hordeum pusillum Nutt.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Related Info  A relative of the cultivated barley H. vulgare; Little barley is extremely abundant in some areas
No Reference Specified Related Info  Archaeological studies in central and south-central Indiana revealed that Little barley was either cultivated or "strongly encouraged in wild stands" by indigenous peoples during the Late Woodland period prior to 700 A.D. through 1450 A.D.
Botanical Sources  
Hordeum pusillum Nutt.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   A native weedy species occurring in moist areas including oldfields; pastures; other human-disturbed areas
Related Sources  
Hordeum pusillum Nutt.
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