Wheat – Triticum spp.

Wheat – Triticum spp.

Common Name: Wheat

Botanical Name: Triticum spp., TRIT-i-cum

Decorative Life: Months to years as dried specimens.

Availability:

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.
Storage Specifics:

Any for dried, 34-38F for fresh (green).

Tidbits:
  • Triticum: Latin for wheat.
  • Normally used dried, not fresh.

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