|wheat (Triticum spp.)||
wheat (Triticum aestivum; GRASS FAMILY [Poaceae]) Low to relatively tall [1½-4'] 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. 
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