This ryegrass is an erect, robust cool-season bunch grass that reaches a height of 3 to 4 ft. Plants are yellowish-green at the base and have 12" long glossy leaves. This species has a heavy, extensive fibrous root system. Annual ryegrass has small seeds (approximately 190,000 seeds per pound) that germinate rapidly.
Can be seeded with other cool season grasses and legumes. Seeding rate: 25 – 40 lbs per acre. Natural reseeding is common.
Annual plants are plants with a life cycle that lasts only one year. They grow from seed, bloom, produce seeds, and die in one growing season. They then need to be replanted each spring.