Category Archives: Wild Grain Relatives

Avena Macrostachya

Avena macrostachya is a type of perennial wild oat.  A citation from an article in Economic Botany 1991 states “Avena macrostachya  …… is narrowly endemic to two mountain chains in northeastern Algeria, the Aures and the Djurdjura, where it is found at high … Continue reading

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Hordeum vulgare spp. spontaneum

Hordeum vulgare spp. spontaneum is commonly known as “wild barley” or “spontaneous barley”. It is the wild form of the grass in the family Poaceae that gave rise to the cereal barley. The seed for this strain was collected in Israel. … Continue reading

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