Hordeum secalinum Schreb.

Meadow barley

source: BerndH (2012), Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: BerndH (2012), Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Hordeum secalinum Schreb.
The Plant list Hordeum secalinum Schreb.
English name Meadow barley

Crop relationship
Barley tertiary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 decreasing (25-50%)
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe S- and W-Europe
Asia -
Africa NW-Africa, naturalized in South Africa
North-America -
South-America naturalized in Chile
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, August 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.9iekhg
Distribution data GBIF, August 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.9iekhg

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information