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In traditional medicine; The dry root can be wrapped, then moistened and used as a compress for styes in the eyes or on swollen eyelids [Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. 1998].


The name Hordeum comes from the Latin word for "to bristle" (horreō, horrēre)

Other use

Flour substitute Roasted seed has been used as a coffee substitute
Plants for a future

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, Caucasus, North Caucasus
  • Asia-Temperate, Caucasus, Transcaucasus
  • Asia-Temperate, China, Manchuria
  • Asia-Temperate, Russian Far East, Amur
  • Asia-Temperate, Russian Far East, Kamchatka
  • Asia-Temperate, Russian Far East, Khabarovsk
  • Asia-Temperate, Russian Far East, Kuril Is.
  • Asia-Temperate, Russian Far East, Magadan
  • Asia-Temperate, Russian Far East, Primorye
  • Asia-Temperate, Russian Far East, Sakhalin
  • Asia-Temperate, Siberia, Altay
  • Asia-Temperate, Siberia, Buryatiya
  • Asia-Temperate, Siberia, Irkutsk
  • Asia-Temperate, Siberia, Krasnoyarsk
  • Asia-Temperate, Siberia, West Siberia
  • Asia-Temperate, Siberia, Yakutskiya
  • Northern America, North-Central U.S.A., Illinois
  • Northern America, North-Central U.S.A., Iowa
  • Northern America, North-Central U.S.A., Kansas
  • Northern America, North-Central U.S.A., Minnesota
  • Northern America, North-Central U.S.A., Missouri
  • Northern America, North-Central U.S.A., North Dakota
  • Northern America, Northeastern U.S.A., Pennsylvania
  • Northern America, Northeastern U.S.A., Rhode I.
  • Northern America, Northeastern U.S.A., Vermont
  • Northern America, Northeastern U.S.A., West Virginia
  • Northern America, South-Central U.S.A., New Mexico
  • Northern America, South-Central U.S.A., Texas
  • Northern America, Subarctic America, Alaska
  • Northern America, Subarctic America, Yukon
  • Northern America, Western Canada, Alberta
  • Northern America, Western Canada, British Columbia
  • Northern America, Western Canada, Manitoba
  • Northern America, Western Canada, Saskatchewan

Hordeum jubatum L.

Genus: Hordeum
Species: jubatum L.
Common names: Foxtail Barley, Mouse Barley
Distribution summary: Siberia, North America
Habit: Short-lived Perennial
Hardiness: H6 - Hardy; very cold winter
Habitat: brackish, moist, fields, roadsides
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants in pots (POT)
Flowering months: June, July, August
Reason for growing: Medicinal, prescription only medicine

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