Seed of the Week: Wheat

Our mystery seeds from last week were from common wheat, Triticum aestivum.

(Photograph of Gold Fields by Larisa Koshkina at Public Domain Pictures).

Of course, it might have been easier to recognize if I had shown the picture above.

If you are interested in learning more about the life stages, the University of Nebraska has an interactive graphic on the stages of wheat. If you click on a plant in the diagram, an explanation of the stage should pop up (Note:  the explanations are quite technical).

Children might enjoy reading the following books about wheat, instead.

Bread Comes to Life: A Garden of Wheat and a Loaf to Eat by George Levenson and Shmuel Thaler (Photographer)

Reading level: Ages 3 and up
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Tricycle Press; Reprint edition (October 1, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1582462739
ISBN-13: 978-1582462738


The Biography of Wheat (How Did That Get Here?) by Jennifer Lackey

Reading level: Ages 7 and up
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company (March 1, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0778725316
ISBN-13: 978-0778725312


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