Hordeum leporinumCommon name: Barley Grass

Meaning of name: Hordeum is Latin for barley. Leporinum is from the Latin words lepus or leporis, meaning hare, and inus, meaning like.

Distribution: Occurs Shark Bay to Esperance.

Description: An annual to 40 centimetres tall. The flowers are produced in September and October.

Remarks: A native of the Mediterranean.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.
Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.
Description and key to the identification of Grasses in South-Western Australia. JG Paterson. 1992.