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wheat (Triticum aestivum; GRASS FAMILY [Poaceae]) Low to relatively tall  [1-4'] annual grasses with flat blades and thick spikes.  Spikelets 2-5 flowered, solitary, placed flatwise at each joint of a continuous or jointed floral stalk.  Cultivated since ancient times with many cultivars and subspecies.  Occasionally escapes to disturbed sites, roadsides.  [131]

 

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