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Lolium rigidum (Wimmera ryegrass)

Synonyms: Arthrochortus loliaceus; Crypturus loliaceus; Festuca aleppica; Lolium arenarium; Lolium crassiculme; Lolium cylindricum; Lolium durum; Lolium flagellare; Lolium humile; Lolium husnotii; Lolium lepturoides; Lolium loliaceum; Lolium lowei; Lolium macilentum; Lolium multiflorum var. muticum; Lolium multiflorum var. rigidum; Lolium parabolicae; Lolium perenne subsp. rigidum; Lolium perenne var. rigidum; Lolium phoenice; Lolium rigidum subsp. lepturoides; Lolium rigidum subsp. negevense; Lolium rigidum subsp. parabolicae; Lolium rigidum var. aristatum; Lolium rigidum var. atherophorum; Lolium rigidum var. corsicum; Lolium rigidum var. duthiei; Lolium rigidum var. glabrum; Lolium rigidum var. lepturoides; Lolium rigidum var. loliaceum; Lolium rigidum var. maritimum; Lolium rigidum var. oliganthum; Lolium rigidum var. perenne; Lolium rigidum var. rottboellioides; Lolium rigidum var. subteres; Lolium rigidum var. subulatum; Lolium rigidum var. tenue; Lolium rigidum var. teres; Lolium rigidum var. transiens; Lolium scholzii; Lolium strictum var. maritimum; Lolium strictum var. tenue; Lolium subulatum; Lolium subulatum f. aristatum; Lolium suffultum; Lolium temulentum var. oliganthum; Lolium temulentum var. subulatum; Lolium teres; Monerma stricta; Rottboellia loliacea

Attributes

Height [2]  3.6 feet (1.1 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  High
Screening - Summer [2]  Dense
Screening - Winter [2]  Porous
Hardiness Zone Minimum [2]  USDA Zone: 8 Low Temperature: 10 F° (-12.2 C°) → 20 F° (-6.7 C°)
Light Preference [2]  Full Sun
Soil Acidity [2]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [2]  Very Rich
Water Use [2]  High
Flower Color [2]  Yellow
Foliage Color [2]  Green
Fruit Color [2]  Brown
Bloom Period [2]  Early Spring
Drought Tolerance [2]  Low
Fire Tolerance [2]  Low
Frost Free Days [2]  6 months 20 days
Fruit/Seed Abundance [2]  High
Fruit/Seed Begin [2]  Spring
Fruit/Seed End [2]  Spring
Growth Form [2]  Bunch
Growth Period [2]  Spring, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate [2]  Rapid
Leaf Type [3]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Annual
Propagation [2]  Seed
Regrowth Rate [2]  Rapid
Root Depth [2]  10 inches (25 cm)
Seed Spread Rate [2]  Slow
Seed Vigor [2]  High
Seeds Per [2]  217000 / lb (478403 / kg)
Shape/Orientation [2]  Erect
Structure [3]  Grass
Vegetative Spread Rate [2]  None

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Norfolk Island National Park II 1723 Australian external territories, Australia  
Wyperfeld National Park II 890865 Victoria, Australia

Predators

Arethusana arethusa (False Grayling)[4]
Exaeretopus harpazi[5]
Hipparchia statilinus (Tree Grayling)[4]
Satyrus actaea (Black Satyr)[4]
Vicugna pacos (alpaca)[6]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Anguina funesta <Unverified Name>[7]
Urocystis bolivarii[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Distribution

North America;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
6BOTANICAL COMPOSITION OF ALPACA (Lama pacos Linn.) DIET IN A CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN RANGE OF CHILE, G. Castellaro G., F. Squella N., F. León C., and A. Raggi S., CHILEAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH 68:136-145 (APRIL-JUNE 2008)
7Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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