Taxon  Report   4945 
Lolium multiflorum  Lam.   (not an active name; please see Festuca perennis)
Italian rye grass
Lolium multiflorum, a monocot, is an annual or biennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate   (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Lolium multiflorum
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Lolium multiflorum
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escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Lolium
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Name Status:
Accepted by XWALK + JM93
TJM2: accepted name: Festuca perennis
PLANTS: accepted name: Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum
 NOTE: Lolium multiflorum is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 29, 2015).

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