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Triticum aestivum/Wheat

Triticum aestivum / Triticum aestivum
An exhibit of wheat plants growing in a botanical garden
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An exhibit of wheat plants growing in a botanical garden

Grain in the early stage of development

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Scientific Name: Triticum aestivum
Common Name: Wheat
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: Wheat is a major commercial grain crop that is grown worldwide for the production of bread wheat. It was first introduced into the United States in the 16th century. Today the U.S. is a major exporter of wheat worldwide. Modern wheat varieties have short stems to help prevent lodging and to maintain a more uniform height among all plants in a field. Wheat seeds are planted in the fall and grain is harvested the following late spring to early summer.