Wheat – Triticum spp. Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Wheat Botanical Name: Triticum spp., TRIT-i-cum Decorative Life: Months to years as dried specimens. Availability: Year Round 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.