Dactylis glomerata

Orchard Grass

Origin Of Species
Europe and Asia
Physical Description
Orchard grass is a long-lived perennial herb.  It is composed of distinctly bunched modified coarse leaves with characteristic folds in the middle.  The leaves may reach between two to four feet in height.
Habitat And Distribution
Orchard grass is prominent in fields, lawns, and roadsides.  It is located in every state within the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska.
Location On Campus
Orchard grass is to be expected in any grassy, weedy area on campus.         
Negative Impacts
Orchard grass is an extremely resilient and very rapidly growing herb that is able to successfully dominate essential substrate and nutrients to the detriment of native plants.
VDCR Invasiveness Ranking
Occasionally Invasive Species

Additional Images: Grass cluster

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