Lolium perenne

Common name: 

Perennial Rye-grass

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions (all grids)- naturalised in all States [3]

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Widespread weed throughout the State1

Flower description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract1


Tufted perennial grass to 90 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This perennial grass has lemmas that are unawned and florets that are at least 5 times as long as broad1

Image of Lolium perenne
Image of Lolium perenne Image: Freya Thomas
Conservation status:



1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria