Triticum aestivum   Bread Wheat I

Triticum aestivum

This escape from cultivated fields of wheat is most often found near the edges of fields which once contained the wheat but occasionally, as in this case the plant turns up miles from the nearest arable field.

As you might expect Triticum aestivum escapes into the rest of countryside quite easily and is commonly recorded in England, Wales and south eastern Scotland. Records tail off as you go north but there are quite a few around the Inverness area. In Ireland there are fewer records and are more in the east.

Waste ground Northwich, 17th June 2005

Added on December 15th 2005, updated 18th February 2012

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