The Many-flowered Darnel (Lolium multiflorum) is the most showy species of rye grass cultvated. Three to several flowered, compressed spikelets with the flat side toward the rachis. Glumes nearly equal and opposite, nerved. The lower palea like the glumes, convex on the back, awned from the tip, upper flattened. Three stamens. Mostly annuals but some are perennials.