Ryegrass is easy to spot in a lawn due to its shine. Also, it leaves a "whitish" cast when mowed. It is a bunchgrass, which germinates quickly and is often found in grass seed mixtures with Kentucky bluegrass. It is primarily found in cool-season areas of the north, but may not survive as far north as Minnesota, Wisconsin or Canada.
- Width: 1/8" wide
- Tip/blade: pointed tip
- Color: dark green, but lighter than bluegrass, and shiny on one side of the blade
- Feel: soft
- Growth: grows quickly from seed; a bunch-type grass that won't fill in naturally like bluegrass
- Additional: has visible veins on the blade; shreds when mowed with a dull blade; broad collar; sheaths below ground are reddish in color