Latin name: Festuca perennis (L.) Columbus & J.P. Sm.
Pronunciation: fes-TOO-ka per-EN-is
Common name: Italian ryegrass
Family: Poaceae (Grass)
Habitat: Common lawn grass and escape, disturbed sites and abandoned fields to 3000', planted after burns, native of Europe
Blooming period: June to August
Name derivations: 1) Festuca 2) perennis
Formerly Lolium multiflorum