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Lolium perenne

Perennial Rye-grass
Lolium perenne
Seagalach buan
Family: Poaceae

Flowering: June-August. Perennial. Native.

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)


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