What is LOLIUM?

A genus of grasses, one of which, L. temulentum, poisonous darnel, is remarkable as one of the few grasses that appear to have poisonous qualities. Its seeds in particular are said to have narcotic qualities. By some writers this poisonous effect has been denied, and by others it has been referred to the presence of ergot; late researches seem to confirm the popular belief.

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