Seeds on stems. Photo: SD Lund, Denmark

Ligule. Photo: Jan Sevcik, Czech Republic

Leaves. Photo: Valter Jacinto, Portugal

Line drawing in Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States

Common Name

Common Wheat, Bread Wheat, Wheat




Introduced annual grass to 1m tall. Leaves with a hairy or hairless sheath at the base. Ligule a membrane without a fringe of hairs. Leaves 10-60cm long, 7-20mm wide, flat, hairy or rough. Spikelets 10-17mm long excluding the awns. Seeds with 0-3 awns. Mature seed groups cylindrical.

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