Taxonomy

Triticum aestivum | Bread Wheat

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Neophyte

Species Biology

Habitat

Roadsides, wasteground, rubbish dumps and ports

Life cycle

Annual

Ex-situ conservation

Seed accessions in the National Genebank, Backweston (bred/improved germplasm and traditional cultivar/landrace seed). Material in the seed and genebank at Trinity College Botanic Garden Dublin (set up by Genetic Heritage Ireland). Material held by ISSA

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2022

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Further information

Bread wheat constitutes about 90% of the wheat grown around the world. There is a huge number of wheat breeding programs attempting to develop new cultivars. Bread wheat is pretty frequent in Ireland, occurring typically on roadsides, waste ground, rubbish dumps and ports

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