Lolium perenne

Common Name:

Perennial Rye-grass



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions (all grids)- naturalised in all States [3]
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Widespread weed throughout the State 1

Flower Description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract 1


Tufted perennial grass to 90 cm high 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This perennial grass has lemmas that are unawned and florets that are at least 5 times as long as broad 1


Image: Freya Thomas

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

eFloraSA VicFlora

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