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Lolium multiflorum

Basic information
Scientific name Lolium multiflorum

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Common names Italian Ryegrass
Higher taxon Poaceae, Poales, Liliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range Europe.
Habitat Crop field, some kind of farm area, grassland, stream, urban area, vacancy, waterfront.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date Late 19C (1867-1885).
Route Deliberate introduction (for some use in agriculture, for some evironmental modification).
Impact Competition against native species. harmful to human health, agriculture . acompaniment of pest.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries East Asia, Northeast Asia, North Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Himalaya, South Asia, West Asia, Africa, Oceania, North America, Central America, South America.
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