Orchardgrass

Orchardgrass

Scientific Name – Dactylis glomerata L.
Family – Gramineae
Tufted Perennial, Stems bent at base. Leaf blade, V-shaped in cross section near base, Prominent midrib on underside, margins rough to the touch. Visible sharp-pointed membranous ligule at the base of blade. Seedheads green, densely clustered. Reproduces by seed. An introduced cool-season forage grass found throughout most of North America, except the peninsula of Florida. Also found in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Hawaii. Native to the Old World.

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