Lolium L. >

Glumes 1, except 2 on the terminal spikelet. Spikelets sessile, alternate on a flattened rhachis Lolium
Glume shorter than the spikelet (less than half to two-thirds the length)
Lemmas with a fine awn as long as the lemma (5–6 mm). Spikes 15–25 cm long. Spikelets with 10–20 florets. Annual up to c. 50 cm high. Widespread. Pastures; garden weed. Introd. from the Mediterranean. Fl. spring. Italian Ryegrass Lolium multiflorum