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Lolium perenne

Ivraie vivace
English Rye-grass

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower size

spikelet 11-17 cm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Linear

Height

20-70 cm

Description

A very common grass. In May and early June the flower spike is covered with white flowers.

Very variable habitat, roadsides, footpaths, wasteland, river banks and sand dunes.

Flowers

There are 4-14 flowers in dense spikelets, arranged alternately on the stem, giving the stem a wavy appearance.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass {end-tooltip}. Tussock-forming with smooth stems.

Fruits Seeds

Caryopsis: a dry fruit (grain).

Edible

The seeds are edible and have the same nutritional value as oats, but are awkward to harvest, being quite small.

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