Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2467

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in fields, roadsides, pastures, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

SC List of Regulated Pest Plant Species, 2017

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain reddish
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lolium temulentum ssp. temulentum   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lolium temulentum ssp. temulentum   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-19-001:
Lolium temulentum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Poaceae: Festuca: Fescue, Rye Grass (Smith & Aikin, 2012)
Festuca temulentum

LESS THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Lolium temulentum

 

COMMON NAME:
Darnel rye-grass