Species: Perennial Rye-grass (Lolium perenne)

Family: Grasses (POACEAE (GRAMINEAE))

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.


This ubiquitous, diverse family includes annual, biennial, and perennial species, terrestrial and aquatic species, and deciduous and evergreen species. One reason why grasses are such successful plants is that they grow from the base, whereas most other plants grow from the tip. This means they are more likely to survive when damaged, for example by mowing, grazing, or fire. 70% of all crops are grasses, producing grains for food.

C. Perennial Rye-grass (Lolium perenne)

This native grass is quick germinating and tough, with narrow blade-like leaves. It flowers from May.


Perennial Rye-grass

Perennial Rye-grass is a quick-germinating, tough native grass with narrow blade-like leaves.

Perennial Rye-grass

Perennial Rye-grass flowers from May.