Rye grass


Name: Rye grass

Scientific name: Lolium rigidum

Type: Grass

Color: Green

Habitat: Cultivated Areas

Size: 18 - 43 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Annual grass. Flowering. Apr. Status: Native. Local. Also recorded: E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Occasional in Doha gardens and lawns, and in cultivated fields. May be native in some areas, but widely naturalised. Uses: Used for fodder (El Amin). Toxicity to sheep and cattle has been reported; ingestion of seed- heads can cause neurological disorders and especially affects the bovine liver (Rizk & El-Ghazaly).

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