The erect stems are dark green with dark, swollen joints. Spikelets are set edgewise and fit into the concave rachis. There are prominent auricles at the leaf collar. Lemmas are awned.
Ryegrass is an annual or short-lived perennial, cool-season, introduced – 24 to 36 inches tall.
Grown as a lawn, meadow and improved pasture grass. Increases on all disturbed sites. Native to Europe.
Stem Texture: Hairless/Smooth
Growth Habit: Bunch grass, Grasses
Distribution : 01 - Pineywoods, 02 - Gulf Prairies and Marshes, 03 - Post Oak Savannah, 04 - Blackland Prairies, 05 - Cross Timbers and Prairies, 07 - Edwards Plateau, 08 - Rolling Plains, 09 - High Plains, 10 - Trans-Pecos
Distribution refers to the ecological region in Texas that a plant has been found. You can also view a clickable map.
Book: Know Your Grasses (B-182)