Taxon  Report   4945 
Lolium multiflorum  Lam.  (not an active name; please see Festuca perennis)
Italian rye grass
Lolium multiflorum
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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.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Lolium multiflorum
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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Lolium
Communities:
escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by XWALK + JM93
TJM2 accepted name: Festuca perennis
PLANTS accepted name: Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN: Lolium perenne ssp. multiflorum
ICPN: Lolium strictum
NOTE: Lolium multiflorum is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Lolium multiflorum
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (LOPEM2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 24, 2016).

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