Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Zeergest Plant

Zeegerst (Hordeum Marinum) is an annual plant, which belongs to the grass family (Poaceae). The species is on the Dutch Red List of rare plants and fallen sharply. This plant is native to Eurasia and from there spread to North America and Australia.

The plant is 10-40 cm high and has a bluish green color. The rising stems are bent and have three or four knots. The leaves are 1.5 to 8 cm long and 1 to 3.5 cm wide. The leaves have small ears and small, less than 1 mm long tongues. The leaf sheaths of the upper leaves are blown.

Zeegerst blooms from May to July. Inflorescence a spike 4-6 cm long. The kelkkafjes are rough. The outer spikelets have shaped kelkkafjes prime, but his inner kelkhafjes wider. The lower husk has an approximately 2 cm long Awn. The top husk is 9 mm long. The 19 mm long and yellow helmet boxes are first purple discoloration later.

The fruit is a fruit crop.

The plant is found in high meadows, marshes and sea dikes.

In other languages:

German: Beach-Barley, Meerstrandgerste

English: Sea barley, barley Seaside

French: Orge Navy

Source: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeegerst

See also: Sending Flowers, Online Florist

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