annual, to 18" tall; long, toothed awns; glumes and lemmakeeled; blue green throughout
growing at foot of Bon Tempe dam near power lines
This is Triticum Aestivum or Bread Wheat. It was found in an open field by the old track to the side of the high school. About 95% of all the wheat produced is Bread Wheat (also known as Common Wheat).
Wheat (Triticum spp.) is a cereal grain, originally from the Levant region of the Near East and Ethiopian Highlands, but now cultivated worldwide. In 2010, world production of wheat was 651 million tons, making it the third most-produced cereal after maize (844 million tons) and rice (672 million tons). Wheat was the second most-produced cereal in 2009; world production in that year was 682 million tons, after maize (817 million tons), and with rice as a...