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Buckboard Rd
JK
Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants


Lolium perenne - perennial ryegrass

Plant Form:Grass

Family: Poaceae


   
 
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Blades
Buckboard Rd
JK
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Blade and ligule
Senator Highway near Prescott
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Spikelets
Senator Highway near Prescott
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Seedhead
Senator Highway near Prescott
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Seedhead
Buckboard Rd
JK
  Grass Description -   Glossary of Grass Terminology

Origin: Introduced    Season: Cool
Habitat Description: Roadsides, waste places some irrigated pastures, and lawns.
Plant Communities: Disturbed Areas
Elevation: Not determined

General Description

Desc: Short-lived perennial with dark green glossy leaves, commonly found along roadsides.
Grass Type: Perennial bunchgrass  Rhizomes: Y  Stolons: N
Leaf Arrangement: Leaves basal and erect  Large Dense Clump (> 2 feet): N  Bushy (highly branched): N
Height with Seedheads: 24 to 36 inches
Seedhead Structure: Unbranched  Seedhead Droops: N
Flowering Period: May - Jul



Flower Characteristics

Number of Flowers per Spikelet: Multi-flowered  Spikelet Arrangement: Other
Awns: Absent   Three Awns: N  Awns Bent: N

Flower and Seedhead Notes: Symmetrical spike. Spikelets 5-20 flowered. Spikelets lying flat against the axis or sometimes spreading. Awnless or with a short awn.


Vegetative Characteristics

Blade Hairy: N  Blade with White Margin: N  Blade Cross Section: Flat or folded  
Blade Notes: Blades dark green, glossy, 3-10 inches long 3-8 mm wide.
Sheath Hairy: N  Tuft of Hairs Top of Sheath or Collar: N  Ligules: Membranous
Auricles (Ear-like lobes at base of blades): Y
Vegetative Notes: Culms may be erect or decumbent at their base.

Forage Value: Good.


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