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Annual Ryegrass or Italian Ryegrass
(Lolium multiflorum)

Identifying Characteristices
Stolons absent
Rhizomes absent
Leaves rolled in the bud
Ligule membranous, short
Collar broad
Auricles narrow, long and claw-like
Sheaths not compressed, yellowish-green at the base
Blades Long, tapered, prominent veins above, very glossy below, edges smoth
Seedhead a long, narrow spike, with spikelets placed edgewise along the main stem
Spikelets with awns, containing 10 to 20 seeds
 
Tolerance Table
 
Recommendations
Mowing Height: 0.5 to 2 inches
Establishment: Seed
Fertilization: 2 to 4 lbs/ 1000 ft2/ Year
Adaptation: Overseeding & Temporary Vegetative Cover [View Map]
 
General Description
A tufted apple-green annual often used as a nurse crop or temporary turf. Sometimes persisting for several years
 
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Common Problems
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Disease
 
Popular Cultivars
Axcella
Panterra
 
 
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