Species: 

Dactylis glomerata

Common Name: 

orchard grass

Systems Affected (standardized): 

cropland/pastureland, forest/woodland, rangeland, disturbed/waste areas

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

PH, NE, SE

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Impacts: 

Competition - monopolizing resources

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

D. glomerata has probably been taken deliberately to most countries that have suitable climates and it may yet be introduced to the few other countries in which it could grow but to which it has not yet been introduced.

Info Blurb: 

Has become aggressive and in many places. Can grow in any kind of soil, is drought resistant and can over-run some grasslands. Can forms dense swards that suppress native grasses and forbs'. Can impede the growth and regeneration of indigenous ground flora, with smaller species the most susceptible to the competition. Deliberately introduced as forage, accidentally introduced as a contaminant.

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

BS

Present in OK?

Yes

Present in Bordering States?

TX, NM, CO, KS, MO, LA

Has Legal Status in BS?

NONE