Calflora
Taxon  Report   4945    
Lolium multiflorum  Lam.  (no longer an active name)
Italian rye grass
Lolium multiflorum
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lolium multiflorum, a monocot, is an annual or biennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)



point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Lolium multiflorum
© 2008 BonTerra Consulting
Communities: escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian
Name Status:
Accepted by XWALK

ICPN accepted name:
Festuca perennis

PLANTS accepted name:
Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum

Alternate Names:
NOTE: Lolium multiflorum is no longer an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Lolium multiflorum
Photos on Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LOPEM2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 20, 2018).

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