- Dactylis glomerata is a cool-season perennial that grows 1.4-4 ft. (0.43-1.2 m) tall. Under dry conditions it usually develops in clumps.
- Leaves have a bluish hue and grow up to 0.5 in. (1.3 cm) wide, folded when immature but later flat, with prominent white midrib on the under side.
- The flowers are yellow and occur in a panicle with spikelets in a compact cluster on one side of the rachilla. Flowers bloom from May to August.
- Panicle, 2-8 in. (5.1-20.3 cm) long, with spikelets grouped together in dense, one-sided clusters at the end of panicle branches; spikelets contain 2 to 5 florets; lemmas pointed to short-awned.
- Ecological Threat
- Dactylis glomerata is native to Europe and was first introduced to the United States in the late 1700s. It prefers areas that are well-drained with moderately fertile to rich soils.
Joseph M. DiTomaso
EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Regulated List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their regulated list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Most Troublesome / Most Common Agricultural Weed List
This map identifies those states that consider this species either most troublesome or most common in at least one commodity. For more information, visit the MTMC project page.
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|Troublesome or Common weed in one or more crops|
Invasive Listing Sources
- California Invasive Plant Council
- City of Ann Arbor Michigan Parks and Recreation
- Faith Campbell, 1998
- Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
- John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
- Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
- Native Plant Society of Oregon, 2008
- Nonnative Invasive Species in Southern Forest and Grassland Ecosystems
- Pacific Northwest Exotic Pest Plant Council, 1998
- University of Hawaii, Botany Department, Hawaiian Alien Plant Studies, 1998
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2009
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
Other System LinksPlants: DAGL
NPDN Pest: PCABBBA
NPDN Host: 22028
CategoriesCategory: Grass or Grasslike
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|