Orchard / cocksfoot grass

Grass profile

  • Latin Name: Dactylis glomerata
  • Dactylos: greek. finger
  • Dactylis: greek grape variety as an indication of the accumulation of spikelets on the panicle branches.
  • Glomeratus: lat. ball-shaped
  • Family: Sweetgrasses / Poaceae
  • Type of forage: Grasses

Common orchard / cocksfoot grass- Dactylis glomerata

The common orchard grass is a wintergreen eyrie plant. It has up to 10 mm wide, longitudinally folded leaves.

The flowers are arranged in small ears, which are densely packed. Very often there is a protruding lowermost panicle branch.

The fruits remain connected to the ciliated glume and a lemma. This makes velcro distribution possible in addition to distribution by wind and water.

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Occurrence of orchard / cocksfoot grass

The grass grows well on fresh soils that are rich in nutrients. In particular, the tangle grass is found on nitrogen-rich soils, the occurrence of the tangle grass indicates loamy soils.

Effect of orchard / cocksfoot grass

The common grass is a very valuable forage grass, which is characterized by nutrient richness, yield richness and good resistance. However, if it is used early, the plant nests die and gaps appear in the stand, which can easily lead to weeds. Grazing and treading are also tolerated only to a limited extent.

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