Annual Ryegrass

Annual Ryegrass

Common name: Annual Ryegrass

Latin name: Lolium multiflorum L.

Family: Poaceae

Life Cycle: Annual

Type: Grass

Description: Annual ryegrass is a light-colored, coarse-textured annual grass that is often used for overseeding home lawns and athletic fields, but it can also be a common weed. It has a bunch-type growth habit, rolled vernation, ridges on the upper leaf surface, and is glossy on the lower leaf surface. It is most easily distinguished from other grass species by its claw-like auricle, which clasps around the leaf sheath.

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