Italian Rye Grass

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Italian Rye Grass (Lolium Italicum) differs from the Perennial Rye Grass in the florets having long, slender awns and from bear darnel in the glumes being shorter than the spikelet. The Italian Rye Grass turfts less than the Perennial Rye and the stems grow higher. The Italian Rye’s leaves area light green and it gives an early, quick, successive growth until late in the fall. The soils best adapted to the Italian Rye seem to be moist, fertile, and tenacious. A magnified spikelet is shown here.


Flint, Charles L. Grasses and Forage Plants (Boston, MA: William F. Gill & Company, 1874)


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