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Photo courtesy University of Tennessee Herbarium
Rye is an annual grass, with a height varying from 3-8 feet, depending upon variety (4, 6, 9) with large awned spikes (2-19 cm) that consist of many 2-flowered spikelets (4, 7, 9). The color of the grain may range from light brown to dark gray (4, 6), and is relatively large, usually .3-.5 inch long (4, 9).
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You can find information on 12 stages of development at Ecoport.
Links of interest on rye anatomy: