Native to the Middle East. Annual. C3.
Family. Poaceae (Grass family).
A rather distinctive grass. Recognise by the dense, almost four-sided spike, the often short-awned glumes. The awned form is densely bristly. It differs from Rye in that the lemmas do not have bristles at the lemma edges.
Usually growing from spilt grain. Not common.
Triticum: wheat (Latin); aestivum: flowering in summer.
1,2,3: Awned sample. Barker St Castlemaine.