Hordeum L.

7 species naturalized Aust.; all states and territories

Spikelets 3 together, sessile or nearly so; central spikelet with a bisexual flower; lateral spikelets usually male or sterile. Each spikelet with 1 floret disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes awned or awn-like from the base. Lemmas convolute, with a straight terminal awn. Inflorescence dense, cylindrical, spike-like.