Dactylis is a genus of Eurasian and North African plants in the bluegrass subfamily within the grass family.[3][4] Dactylis is native to North Africa, they are found throughout the world, and are an invasive species.[5] They are known in English as cock's-foot or cocksfoot grasses, also sometimes as orchard grasses.

orchard grasses
Dactylis glomerata in Dornoch, Scotland
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Supertribe: Poodae
Tribe: Poeae
Subtribe: Dactylidinae
Genus: Dactylis
Species and subspecies[1]
  • Dactylis glomerata
    • Dactylis glomerata subsp. glomerata
    • Dactylis glomerata subsp. hackelii
    • Dactylis glomerata subsp. hispanica
    • Dactylis glomerata subsp. lobata
  • Dactylis juncinella
  • Dactylis marina
  • Trachypoa Bubani
  • Dactilis Neck.