Perennial Ryegrass

(Lolium perenne)

Perennial Ryegrass

Leaves Auricles Flowers
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Growing habits: Erect cool-season short-lived perennial, grows in clumps

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots from stolons

Leaf anatomy: Leaves linear, glabrous, sometimes scabrous on upper leaf surface, membranous ligule, comspicuous auricles

Reproduction: Compressed spike inflorescences with 2-ranked spikelets

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