Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Learn more about Italian Ryegrass from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Poaceae: Festuca: Fescue, Rye Grass (Smith & Aikin, 2012)
Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Italian Ryegrass, Annual Ryegrass
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JK Marlow jkm0405z_20
May Greenville County SC
Florets 11-22 per spikelet, per Weakley's Flora.
Keith Bradley kab_l_perenne_arista_9148
November Berkeley County SC
At least upper lemmas awned (awns to 15mm long), per Weakley's Flora.