Taxonomy

Lolium multiflorum | Italian Rye-grass | Seagalach lodálach

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Neophyte

Species Biology

Habitat

Widely sown in meadows, occassionaly in field margins

Life cycle

Annual / Biennial

Ex-situ conservation

Material held in Oakpark, Teagasc.

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

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

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