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Foxtail Barley



A short-lived perennial, cool season, native bunchgrass without rhizomes, growing 12 to 24” tall. Foxtail Barley grows most abundant on poorly drained, wet soils, where textures vary from sandy loams to silty clay loams. It is tolerant of salts and alkali areas, but can be prone to become weedy. It is highly palatable to cattle and wildlife, and moderately palatable to sheep.