foxtail barley


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Noun1.foxtail barley - barley grown for its highly ornamental flower heads with delicate long silky awnsfoxtail barley - barley grown for its highly ornamental flower heads with delicate long silky awns; North America and northeastern Asia
barley - cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain
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Residents in western states are generally familiar with "foxtail." I live in Wisconsin, where foxtail barley makes a regular and easily-recognized appearance in the roadside medians every spring.
Grass awns are found in several plants, including cheatgrass, Canada wild rye and foxtail barley.
Cathy Lewis: In the three years since GUN DOG ran an article on the grass awn problem (www.gundogmag.com/2010/09/23/health_nutri-tion_gd_grassawns_0809/) I have heard about and received case history reports on numerous grass-related infections, from a mixed-breed pet with a cheatgrass infection to field tiial Labradors with foxtail barley and giant Eastern foxtail awn-caused illnesses.