SCIENTIFIC NAME: Triticum aestivum
COMMON NAME(S): Cultivated bread wheat
FAMILY: POACEAE (GRAMINEAE) - Grass family
HABITAT: Cultivated as major grain crop
LEAVES: Alternate, simple, long and slender, to 12"
FLOWERS: In groups tightly clustered at top of flowering stalk
FLOWERING SEASON: Spring to early summer
FRUITS: Less than 1/2" long, easily separated from leaf-like structures in which they form
ALLERGENIC PRINCIPLES: Pollen allergens
ALLERGENIC PROPERTIES: Respiratory
COMMENTS: Common food allergy.