Electronic Flora of South Australia species Fact Sheet
Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 83 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Perennial ryegrass.
Published illustration: Burbidge (1968)Australian grasses 2:pl. 52.
Biology: The most important pasture grass of northern Europe and introduced to Australia very early for that purpose. A number of local cultivars are available. Many morphological forms have been recognised in Europe and some have been found occasionally in Australia. They seem to be of little significance, particularly in S.Aust.
Uses: This hybrid has not been differentiated in agriculture but is included in the annual rye-grass complex providing valuable feed in pastures and competition in crops. Very widespread.
Taxonomic notes: The diagnostic characters are about intermediate between those of its parents.
Author: Not yet available
State Herbarium of South Australia