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Useful Temperate Plants

Lolium arundinaceum

(Schreb.) Darbysh.

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Festuca arundinacea Schreb.

Bromus arundinaceus (Schreb.) Roth

Schedonorus arundinaceus (Schreb.) Dumort.

Festuca elatior L.

Poa phoenix Scop.

Poa elatior (L.) Moench

Bromus littoreus Retz.

Festuca phoenix (Scop.) Vill.

Festuca loliacea Lam.

Avena secunda Salisb.

Bromus elatior (L.) Koeler

Poa curvata Koeler

Festuca laxa Gaudin

Schedonorus elatior (L.) P.Beauv.

Tragus elatior (L.) Panz.

Aira oryzetorum Spreng.

Festuca littorea (Retz.) Lilj.

Festuca oryzetorum Pollini

Poa remota Kunth

Festuca tenax Link

Poa tenax Link

Festuca decolorans Mert. & W.D.J.Koch

Festuca caerulescens Ten.

Poa uliginosa Willd. ex Spreng.

Festuca pratensis elatior (L.) Gaudin

Festuca pratensis humilior Gaudin

Lolium festuca Raspail

Bromus decolarans Rchb.

Festuca pratensis pinnata Klett & Richt.

Festuca elatior aspera Mutel

Festuca pratensis curvata (Koeler) Steud.

Bucetum elatius (L.) Parn.

Festuca articulata De Not. ex Parl.

Bromus elatus Gueldenst. ex Griseb.

Festuca simplex Boiss. & Balansa

Festuca media Kit.

Festuca membranacea Kit.

Festuca uechtritziana Wiesb.

Festuca elatior conferta Hack.

Festuca elatior pseudololiacea Hack.

Festuca elatior uechtritziana Hack.

Festuca elatior vulgaris Hack.

Festuca pseudololiacea Hack.

Tragus loliaceus Panz. ex B.D.Jacks.

Poa kunthii Lindm.

Gnomonia elatior (L.) Lunell

Festuca elatior tunetana St.-Yves

Festuca elatior pseudomairei Litard. & Maire

Festuca regelii Pavlov

Festuca orientalis (Hack.) V.I.Krecz. & Bobrov

Festuca regeliana Pavlov

Common Name: Reed Fescue

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General Information

Lolium arundinaceum is a vigorous, clump-forming, deep-rooted perennial grass growing 80 - 160cm tall[
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The plant can be used in soil stabilization projects and can also be used in phytoremediation projects. It is grown as an ornamental in gardens.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Eurasia - Norway and Britain to Portugal, east through Russia, Caucasua and Turkey to western Siberia and central Asia; N. Africa - Morocco to Libya

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.20 m
PollinatorsWind
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Ornamental

Cultivation Details

Lolium arundinaceum is a plant of the temperate and subtropical zones of Europe and Asia, where it is found at elevations up to 500 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 15 - 22°c, but can tolerate 5 - 30°c[
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Grows best in a sunny position, tolerating light shade. Succeeds in a wide range of soils, tolerating those of low fertility[
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant can be used as bioremediator to reduce boron and selenium levels in contaminated soils[
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Title
Boron and Selenium Removal in Boron-Laden Soils by Four Sprinkler Irrigated Plant Species
Publication
Journal of Environmental Quality Vo 22, No 4, pp 786-792, 1992
Author
Bañuelos G.S. et al
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The plant is used in soil stabilization and improvement projects[
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

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Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2018-10-19. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Lolium+arundinaceum>

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