- Flower nameBarley
- Scientific nameHordeum vulgare
- AliasBarley, 大麦, ハダカムギ, Hordeum vulgare
- Place of originCentral Asia such as Turkey and Iran
- Place of floweringField
- Flowering seasonJanuary, February, March, April, May
- Language of flowersProsperity
What is Barley
First of all, "wheat" of the theme song "Mugi no Uta" (Song of wheat, Miyuki Nakajima, composition and songs) of NHK morning continuous TV novel "Massan" is "barley", and this " Massan "is the founder of Nikka Whiskey who first made a first-class whiskey in Japan.
The famous label of Nikka whiskey is designed with a man who grew a single beard with barley on one hand and whiskey glass on the other hand. Because only pure whiskey raw material is barley malt. So what kind of plant is barley? Let 's see from now.
Barley (scientific name: Hordeum vulgar) is native to Central Asia such as Turkey and Iran, and it is two year's grain of the family Poaceae. It is also called Hordeum vulgare, also known as Hadaka-mugi (naked barley) in Japanese. It is the oldest crop in the world containing many starch and cultivated as edible. Dietary fiber is about 30 times that of white rice.
For upright stems, linear and lanceolate branches and leaves are attached to each other. In early spring, spikes are stretched from the tip of the stem and green flowers are blooming. Flowers are stitched like 3 strands alternately on each side of the center pole. The six-rowed barley is used for food and barley tea, the two-rowed barley is used to make beer and shochu, and the naked barley is used to make miso (fermented bean paste).
The culms are used to make hats, and the herbs are used for flower arrangements.
Common name: Barley, Scientific name: Hordeum vulgare, aka:Hordeum vulgare, origin: Central Asia, plant height: 100 - 120 cm, leaf color: green, leaves: alternate, leaf shape: linear or lanceolate form, circulation period: January to May, use: main ingredient of beer, flowers.