Lolium multiflorum | Italian Rye-grass | Seagalach lodálach
Widely sown in meadows, occassionaly in field margins
Annual / Biennial
Material held in Oakpark, Teagasc.
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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A valuable fodder plant introduced into Britain about 1830, first records in Ireland are shortly after this. The species is still sown for hay or grazing. It is frequent as an escape from cultivation, naturalised on roadsides, field margins and waste ground. It is native to central and Southern Europe, North West Africa and South Western Asia