Triticum Pers.

1 species naturalized Aust.; all states and territories except NT

*Triticum aestivum L.

Spikelets with 3–5 florets, sessile and alternate in excavations of a dense spike, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes shorter than the florets, equal, awned. Inflorescence a spike, 4-angled, 7–12 cm long. Annual up to c. 1 m high. Leaves up to 2 cm wide; ligule membranous, truncate. Widespread. Cultivated; roadsides; weed. Introd. but origin uncertain. Fl. winter. Wheat