Taxonomy

Lolium perenne | Perennial Rye-grass | Seagalach buan

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Habitat

Meadows, roadsides and waste places

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Seed accessions in the National Genebank, Backweston (improved cultivar and wild seed collected in 2010). Material held by Oakpark, Teagasc. Living collection in the National Botanic Garden.

Use

Forage crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

Perennial ryegrass is an important pasture and forage plant and is used in many pasture seed mixes. In fertile soil it produces a high grass yield, and in Britain and Ireland is frequently sown for short-term hay grassland, often with red or white clover (Trifolium spp).

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