Bread Wheat - Triticum aestivum


    It has glumes at the base of spikelet keeled in upper part only. It also has hollow stems.  The common cultivated wheat

    Similar Species

    Other species of Triticum are rarely cultivated but may be present as rare alien; see Stace (4th edn.) for more details. 

    Identification difficulty

    Much cultivated and occasionally escaping to grow as a casual in the wild.

    When to see it

    Flowers June and July.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent as a casual in England and Wales, more scattered in Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland as an escape from cultivation. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map