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Common Name: Italian Ryegrass
Lolium multiflorum is a Biennial up to 0.30 metres tall.
The plant is often grown as a green manure.
Original habitat is obscure, it is naturalized in Britain.
Meadows, field margins and roadsides, avoiding acid soils[
Whilst generally biennial, this species is sometimes annual or a short-lived perennial[
A good green manure crop, it can be sown in autumn or spring and is often combined with clover[
When growing as a green manure crop, the seed can be sown from early spring to early autumn in situ.