Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands
(a.k.a. bobtail barley, squirreltail barley)
Foxtail barley is a native grass that looks quite a bit like longleaf squirreltail. In foxtail barley, however, spikelets are borne in sets of three. The middle one is sessile, and the two outer spikelets are on pedicels. Foxtail barley propagates by seed and is extremely tolerant of saline soils. It inhabits both dry and wet areas and can be drought tolerant.
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