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Hordeum jubatum

Squirrel tail grass


Hordeum jubatum features long, thin seed heads that resemble a squirrel's tail, adding a touch of whimsy to any landscape. Growing to a height of 1-2 feet, this grass thrives in well-drained soil and prefers full sun, making it an ideal addition to a sunny border or wildflower meadow.


Songbirds are drawn to the seed heads, while the dense foliage offers shelter for small mammals and insects. 


Photo credit to: Krzysztof Ziarnek


Hordeum jubatum (squirrel tail grass)