wheat

(Triticum aestivum)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

wheat

NatureServe

NNA - Not applicable

SNA - Not applicable

Minnesota

not listed

Nativity

Native nowhere; cultivated. Introduced to North America; escaped cultivation but not established.

Occurrence

 

Habitat

Fields and disturbed sites near cultivated fields and grain elevators.

Flowering

Early spring

     
Height

24 to 40

     

Identification

The inflorescence is always upright. It may or may not have long awns.

 
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Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 7, 22.

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Taxonomy

Family:

Poaceae (grass)

 

No Rank:

BEP clade

 

Subfamily:

Pooideae

 

Tribe:

Triticeae

 

Genus:

Triticum

 

Section:

Triticum

 
Synonyms

Triticum hybernum

Triticum macha

Triticum sativum

Triticum sphaerococcum

Triticum vulgare

 
Common
Names

common wheat

cultivated wheat

wheat


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary

awn

A stiff, bristle-like appendage at the tip of the glume, lemma, or palea of grass florets.

       

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