Taxon  Report   11691 
Festuca perennis  (L.) Columbus & J.P. Sm.
Italian rye grass
Festuca perennis
© 2003 James B. Gratiot
Click on a photo to see it bigger.
Festuca perennis
© 2009 Barry Rice
Festuca perennis
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Festuca perennis, a monocot, is an annual or perennial grass that is not native to California.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Festuca perennis
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Festuca
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Lolium multiflorum
TJM2: Lolium perenne var. multiflorum
TJM2: Lolium perenne
More information about  Festuca perennis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 18, 2017).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.