Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Barley Field

Barley field (Hordeum secalinum Schreb.) Is a perennial plant that belongs to the grass family (Poaceae). The species is on the Dutch Red List of plants where it has fallen sharply overall.

The plant is 30-80 centimeters high and has a kink in ascending shoots where is. The narrow leaves are more or less folded. The tongue is 0.8 mm long. The lower leaf sheaths are untidy but the top bare. The upper leaf sheath is limited to slightly inflated and is close to the stem.

Barley Field blooms from May to August. Inflorescence an erect, to 5 cm long spike. The lateral spikelets are smaller than the middle spikelets and have a long handle. The kelkkafjes are needle shaped. Awn the bottom of the husk (lemma) of the middle-desk is up to three times as long as the other barbs. The light yellow helmet boxes are 2.4 mm long. If the ear is ripe aarspil breaks into pieces.

The fruit is a fruit crop.

The plant is found in brackish to fresh, moderately fertile, light clay soil in grasslands, on dikes and berms.

Source: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veldgerst

See also: International Flower Delivery, Florist

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