We see that looking straight up they are spread out,
close to the horizon compressed.
How is that with the stars, do stars do that? Just asking
grass just swaying in the wind hugging the earth making patterns in the snow
The bottom photo is such spike. (3)
the two above - the spikelets have stalks. 1&2
next we look at 1 &2 if the spikelets are one flowered or have two or more.
3- are the spikelets only to one side, No, here they are on opposite sides.