(Dactylis glomerata)


Leaves Ligule Flowers
orchardgrass leaf orchardgrass ligule orchardgrass flower

Growing habits: Tufted, erect cool-season perennial

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots, sometimes from short rhizomes

Leaf anatomy: Blade margins rough, midrib rough and prominent

Reproduction: Panicle inflorescence, stiffly erect to spreading w/few branches, only one side of branch has spikelets

References: Weeds of the South by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice