Lolium arundinaceum subsp. arundinaceum
Schedonorus phoenix (Scop.) Holub , Festuca arundinacea Schreb., Schedonorus arundinaceus (Schreb.) Dumort.
Vascular – Exotic
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Tall, erect, strongly tufted, coarse, perennial grass. Leaves 100-600 x 3-12 mm, flat, mod ribbed, harsh, yellow-green, hairless except at leaf base, margins rough, glossy beneath. Leaf base stout, encircles stem with collar, hairy; sheath base occ brownish-purple; emerging leaf rolled. Ligule up to 2 mm long, membranous, firm, greenish. Seedhead an open panicle, 5-25 cm long; seeds large, clustered in coarse spikelets 10-20 mm long.
Tall, erect, fairly harsh, perennial grass. Auricle with very short bristly hairs, that continue along the margins at the base of the leaf blade. Otherwise the plant is glabrous. Hybrids are produced with both Lolium perenne and L. multiflorum. Lolium species are lush grasses and do not have hairy auricles.
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