Ribgrass is a short rosette forming herb with leathery ribbed leaves sprouting from the base of the plant.



In grazed or mown turf the leaves are rounded and flattened to the ground but in meadows and taller grassland the leaves grow upwards and are elongated in shape. Ribgrass is a very popular forage herb which is commonly mixed with sheeps parsley, yarrow and burnet to increase diversity.ย  It can be mixed with regular grassland crops to increase grazing quality and with deep roots it is also popular in mixtures for lighter land.