Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Darnel Ryegrass - Lolium temulentum   L.
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DistributionRecorded from 5 counties in the Piedmont and Mountains.

Native of Eurasia; in N.A. mostly in the West, scattered across the East.
AbundanceRare. Last collected in 1932 in Durham and Person counties.
HabitatFields, waste ground.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-June.
IdentificationDarnel (Ryegrass) is superficially similar to L. perenne var. aristatum, but has narrower spikelets with longer awns (up to 23 mm long vs. a maximum of 15 mm long in that species).
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