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*Lolium perenne Linnaeus. English Rye-grass, Perennial Rye-grass. Phen: Apr-Jul. Hab: Fields, roadsides, pastures, disturbed areas. Dist: Native of Eurasia.

Origin/Endemic status: Eurasia

Synonymy: = FNA24, G, HC, Il, K4, Meso6, NE, Pa, RAB, S, S13, SFla, Tn, Tx, WH3, WV; = Lolium perenne L. ssp. perenne – K1, K3, NcTx, NY; = Lolium perenne L. var. perenne – Ar, C, ETx1, Mi, Mo1, Va, Tucker (1996); < Festuca perennis (L.) Columbus & J.P.Sm., Jr. – Smith & Aiken (2012); < Lolium perenne L. – W; > Lolium perenne L. var. cristatum Pers. ex B.D.Jacks. – F, Tat; > Lolium perenne L. var. perenne – F, Tat

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 7

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