Perennial Rye-grass - Lolium perenne


 Smooth wiry stems and inflorescence spikes 4 to 30 cm long. The stalkless spikelets are arranged along the stem in two opposite and alternating rows, edgeways on to the stem 7 to 20 mm long, flattened, oblong with their narrow edges facing the stem. Lemmas are awnless.


Meadows, grassland and waste ground.

When to see it

May to September.

Life History


UK Status

Very common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 604 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map