Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum

Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum

Annual ryegrass

Previous scientific name(s): Lolium multiflorum, Lolium multiflorum ssp. italicum, Lolium multiflorum var. diminutum, Lolium multiflorum var. muti

Formerly known as Lolium multiflorum. Cool season, annual bunchgrass adapted to many sites where adequate water is available. Establishes quickly and easily. It is highly palatable to livestock and wildlife and is excellent for temporary pasture or early spring growth in permanent pastures. Sometimes used in erosion control blends for quick, temporary cover. Popular choice for winter over-seeding of turf areas in the south and southwest.

Varieties: 
Ed
Gulf

Developed as winter forage for livestock. High forage production and seed yield. Resistant to rust. Susceptible to winter killing. (Released 1958, source of ecotype: Uruguay)

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Annual
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
18 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Best
Neutral: 
Average
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 16 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
28.20 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
227,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes