How to Manage Pests
Identification: Weed Photo Gallery
Scientific name: Triticum sp. (Grass Family: Poaceae)
Volunteer wheat is an occasional weedy annual grass in crops that follow commercial wheat in crop rotations.
Plants grow from about 2 to 4 feet (0.6–1.2 m) tall and sprout at the base.
Wheat can be distinguished from most other grasses by the way the ligules clasp the stem but barely overlap. Ligules on barley plants are longer and overlap one another more completely.
Related species/Similar looking plants