Wheat


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Wheat
Common Name: Wheat
Botanical Name: Triticum spp. (TRIT-i-cum)
Decorative Life: Months to years as dried specimens.
Post Harvest Care:
  • If fresh, recut stems under water and place into a bleach solution of 20 drops (1/4 teaspoon) per quart of water.
Family Roots:
  • Member of the Poaceae or Gramineae (grass family).
  • Native to West Asia, North Africa.
  • Family members include bamboo, grasses, rice and corn.
Personality:
  • Classed as a monocotyledon, leaves mostly parallel veined.
  • Stalks up to 24 inches long with seed heads at ends.
Availability: Year-round for dried.
Flower Color: Not applicable.
Storage Specifics: Any for dried, 34-38F for fresh (green).
Tidbits:
  • Triticum: Latin for wheat.
  • Normally used dried, not fresh.