Lolium temulentum L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Lolium temulentum L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual; culms solitary or few together, 4–10 dm, scaberulous; lvs usually glabrous beneath, scabrous above, 3–10 mm wide; spike 1–2(–4) dm with scabrous margins; spikelets 4–8-fld; glume firm, straight, strongly veined, equaling or surpassing the uppermost lemma, (12–)15–25 mm; lemmas obtuse, with an awn to 17 mm, or sometimes awnless, the lower lemmas in the spikelet 5–8.5 mm; paleas shorter than the lemmas, grain 2–3 times as long as thick; 2n=14. Probably native to the Mediterranean region, now widespread as a weed and occasionally found throughout most of our range.

  • Common Names