Little Barley

Scientific Name - Hordeum pusillum Nutt.
Family - Gramineae

Erect, tufted or clumped, winter annual. Leaf blade smooth to hairy. Ligule membranous. Sheath smooth to hairy. Spikelets with long bristles formed in long, narrow foxtail-like seedheads. Reproduces by seed. Found in most of the United States, except for the northeastern and northern most central states. Also occurs in South America.