Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Hordeum jubatum -- (Foxtail Barley)

photos by Susan McDougall


Hordeum jubatum

Often seen alongside roads at low to middle elevations, this barley has the appearance of a weedy plant, the brushy impression due to long awns on the spikelet. The spikelets can be somewhat obscure alongst the awns.

Location: Frozen Lake Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 7, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Frozen Lake Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9188, -121.6505, 6719
Date: August 7, 2014
Hordeum jubatum

The stems are about two feet tall, and the spike is a reddish-purple color. This is subspecies jubatum.

Location: Frozen Lake Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 7, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Frozen Lake Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9188, -121.6505, 6719
Date: August 7, 2014

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