foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum)

area of Foxtail Barley plants, soft seedheads waving in the wind

foxtail barley

 

Common name: foxtail barley
Botanical name: Hordeum jubatum

Light: full to partial sun
Height: 8-18 inches
Water:  Likes moisture in spring, drought tolerant in summer
Soil type:  disturbed soils, sandy or gravelly to clay

Perennial grass with beautiful soft, hairy nodding heads up to 4 inches long; reseeds freely; sways beautifully in the wind; reseeds freely