Flat unbranched flower-heads with tough, unstalked, many-flowered spikelets. Narrow deep-green, shiny leaves, mainly basal, folded when young. Hairless. Strong tufted stems, 20-65cms.
Abundant. Roadsides, meadows, waste ground.
Widely sown on agricultural and amenity ground and lawns.
Similar: Italian Rye-grass, L. multiflorum and the hybrid
Lolium multiflorum x L. perenne (L. x boucheanum)