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Seeds of Trade

 
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Product: Grasses

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   Grasses belong to the category Animal fodder

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GRASSES

Dactylis glomerata L. (Poaceae: Pooideae).

Given its scientific name by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753, this species is widespread both in the wild and in cultivation.

Native to Eurasia, it is widespread and adventive in North America and South Africa.

Life form: perennial grass.

Parts used: stems and leaves eaten by animals as forage.

Ploidy level: a complex of different forms ranging from diploid to tetraploid.

  

Specimen from the Clifford Herbarium at the Natural History Museum, London (Dactylis glomerata L. - Cocksfoot Grass)