"A blower, a contrivance for fumigating wheat and other grain, to bleach it and destroy fungi and insects."-Whitney, 1902

Aerator

"A blower, a contrivance for fumigating wheat and other grain, to bleach it and destroy fungi and insects."-Whitney,…

A decorative divider with wheat in the center, surrounded by dogs, rabbits, and other plants.

Animal Divider

A decorative divider with wheat in the center, surrounded by dogs, rabbits, and other plants.

Characters from "The Little Red Hen." The dog, cat, and rat do not want to help the hen make bread.

Animals

Characters from "The Little Red Hen." The dog, cat, and rat do not want to help the hen make bread.

A major food grain for both humans and animals.

Barley

A major food grain for both humans and animals.

An illustration of a simple loaf of bread with one end cut off.

Loaf of Bread

An illustration of a simple loaf of bread with one end cut off.

"Calyx of a spelt plant."—Finley, 1917

Spelt calyx

"Calyx of a spelt plant."—Finley, 1917

This wood carving is a sculpture of wheat and wild flowers.

Wood Carving

This wood carving is a sculpture of wheat and wild flowers.

"Corn Fly (Chlorops taeniopus): a, a portion of a culm or stem of wheat with swollen joint, caused by larva of corn fly; b, larva; c, pupa; d, fly, natural size; c, fly, magnified." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Corn Fly

"Corn Fly (Chlorops taeniopus): a, a portion of a culm or stem of wheat with swollen joint, caused by…

This bible cover is carved in boxwood. It is engraved with arrangements of wheat, grapes and flowers.

Bible Cover

This bible cover is carved in boxwood. It is engraved with arrangements of wheat, grapes and flowers.

Cow-wheat. 1, flower, side view; 2, flower posterior view.

Cow-wheat

Cow-wheat. 1, flower, side view; 2, flower posterior view.

Floret of a spelt plant.

Spelt floret

Floret of a spelt plant.

Now known as Mayetiola destructor: "Hessian Fly (Cecidomyia destructor). a, larva; b, pupa; c, infested stalk of wheat." -Whitney, 1911

Stages of the Hessian Fly

Now known as Mayetiola destructor: "Hessian Fly (Cecidomyia destructor). a, larva; b, pupa; c, infested…

Characterized by two to six flowered spikelets.

Kentucky Blue Grass

Characterized by two to six flowered spikelets.

Egyptian wheat (Sorghum bicolor) has long slender stalks growing seven to ten feet. It matures late and is inferior as a grain for cattle.

Wheat

Egyptian wheat (Sorghum bicolor) has long slender stalks growing seven to ten feet. It matures late…

St. Peter's corn (Triticum monococcum) is a one-seeded wheat with a high portein content. This picture shows a sample of a one-weeded wheat.

Wheat

St. Peter's corn (Triticum monococcum) is a one-seeded wheat with a high portein content. This picture…

Wheat (Triticum vulgare) is an annual herbaceous plant. The seed is oblong, or a compressed oval, surrounded by scales or chaff, which are easily removed. The side of the kernal or fruit which is next to the rachis in growing is marked by a deep groove separating the mealy parts in the middle . On the other side of the kernal a small oval is seen. The oval is the seat of the embryo, or place where the germ of the new plant is to take its start. The grain is composed to a great extent of starch, with a large percentage of gluten and other nitrogen bodies. Shown is a variation of winter wheat.

Wheat

Wheat (Triticum vulgare) is an annual herbaceous plant. The seed is oblong, or a compressed oval, surrounded…

Wheat (Triticum vulgare) is an annual herbaceous plant. The seed is oblong, or a compressed oval, surrounded by scales or chaff, which are easily removed. The side of the kernal or fruit which is next to the rachis in growing is marked by a deep groove separating the mealy parts in the middle. On the other side of the kernal a small oval is seen. The oval is the seat of the embryo, or place where the germ of the new plant is to take its start. The grain is composed to a great extent of starch, with a large percentage of gluten and other nitrogen bodies. Shown is a variation of winter wheat.

Wheat

Wheat (Triticum vulgare) is an annual herbaceous plant. The seed is oblong, or a compressed oval, surrounded…

Wheat (Triticum spelta) is an annual herbaceous plant. The seed is oblong, or a compressed oval, surrounded by scales or chaff, which are easily removed. The side of the kernal or fruit which is next to the rachis in growing is marked by a deep groove separating the mealy parts in the middle. On the other side of the kernal a small oval is seen. The oval is the seat of the embryo, or place where the germ of the new plant is to take its start. The grain is composed to a great extent of starch, with a large percentage of gluten and other nitrogen bodies. Shown is a sample of spelta wheat.

Wheat

Wheat (Triticum spelta) is an annual herbaceous plant. The seed is oblong, or a compressed oval, surrounded…

Wheat (Triticum spelta) is an annual herbaceous plant. The seed is oblong, or a compressed oval, surrounded by scales or chaff, which are easily removed. The side of the kernal or fruit which is next to the rachis in growing is marked by a deep groove separating the mealy parts in the middle. On the other side of the kernal a small oval is seen. The oval is the seat of the embryo, or place where the germ of the new plant is to take its start. The grain is composed to a great extent of starch, with a large percentage of gluten and other nitrogen bodies. Shown is a sample of a summer variety.

Wheat

Wheat (Triticum spelta) is an annual herbaceous plant. The seed is oblong, or a compressed oval, surrounded…

A winged female of the wheat plant louse species.

Wheat Plant Louse

A winged female of the wheat plant louse species.

"Wingless female, with a from which a parasite escaped." — Davison, 1906

Wheat Plant Louse

"Wingless female, with a from which a parasite escaped." — Davison, 1906

"Young louse." — Davison, 1906

Wheat Plant Louse

"Young louse." — Davison, 1906

The Great Seal of the State of Nevada. The seal shows wheat, a sickle, and a plow representing agriculture. It also shows sunshine, mountains and the state motto, "All for Our Country."

Seal of Nevada

The Great Seal of the State of Nevada. The seal shows wheat, a sickle, and a plow representing agriculture.…

The Great Seal of the State of North Dakota. The seal depicts a tree, wheat, a plow, and a Native American on horseback hunting a buffalo. Above is the state motto, "Liberty and Union Now and Forever, One and Inseparable."

Seal of North Dakota

The Great Seal of the State of North Dakota. The seal depicts a tree, wheat, a plow, and a Native American…

An illustration of a group of peasants working the field; one plowing the field, one hauling grain, and one harvesting wheat.

Peasants Working

An illustration of a group of peasants working the field; one plowing the field, one hauling grain,…

The Seal of the State of Pennsylvania. The seal shows a shield which has a ship, a plow, and sheaves of wheat. This represents commerce, labor, and agriculture.

Seal of Pennsylvania

The Seal of the State of Pennsylvania. The seal shows a shield which has a ship, a plow, and sheaves…

This silk ribbon has a repeating pattern of flowers and wheat.

Silk Ribbon

This silk ribbon has a repeating pattern of flowers and wheat.

A species of grain of which there are several varieties It is an esculent grain bearing naked seeds on a flat ear, furnished with awns like barley.

Rye Grain

A species of grain of which there are several varieties It is an esculent grain bearing naked seeds…

"An ear of wheat with smut, a disease of corn caused by fungi."—Finley, 1917

Ear of wheat with smut

"An ear of wheat with smut, a disease of corn caused by fungi."—Finley, 1917

"A variety of the common wheat, originally cultivated by the Romans."—Finley, 1917

Spelt

"A variety of the common wheat, originally cultivated by the Romans."—Finley, 1917

An illustration of wheat starch cells.

Wheat Starch

An illustration of wheat starch cells.

The Great Seal of the State of Tennessee. The seal shows images such as wheat and a plow to represent agriculture and a boat to symbolize commerce.

Seal of Tennessee

The Great Seal of the State of Tennessee. The seal shows images such as wheat and a plow to represent…

An important and largely cultivated cereal. It is excelled by rice alone with reference to the number of people using it as a stample food.

Wheat

An important and largely cultivated cereal. It is excelled by rice alone with reference to the number…

A field of ripe wheat.

Wheat

A field of ripe wheat.

Harvesting wheat in the west.

Wheat

Harvesting wheat in the west.

An illustration of three shafts of wheat with a circle surrounding it.

Wheat & Circle Doodad

An illustration of three shafts of wheat with a circle surrounding it.

An ear of wheat

Wheat Ear

An ear of wheat

An illustration of the flower of the wheat plant.

Wheat Flower

An illustration of the flower of the wheat plant.

Outer portion of a cross-section of a wheat grain; h, various integuments of the ovary and seed, forming the husk; a, cells of "aleurone layer" of endosperm, loaded with protein grains; b, starch-bearing cells.

Wheat Grain

Outer portion of a cross-section of a wheat grain; h, various integuments of the ovary and seed, forming…

"A grain of wheat. Back view." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Wheat Grain

"A grain of wheat. Back view." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"A grain of wheat. Front view." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Wheat Grain

"A grain of wheat. Front view." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"A grain of wheat. Vertical section, showing (b) the endosperm, and (a) embryo." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Wheat Grain

"A grain of wheat. Vertical section, showing (b) the endosperm, and (a) embryo." — Encyclopedia…

"A grain of wheat. Commencement of germination, showing (b) the pileola and (c) the secondary rootlets surrounded by their coleorrhizae." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Wheat Grain

"A grain of wheat. Commencement of germination, showing (b) the pileola and (c) the secondary rootlets…

This illustration shows buyers wheat buyers waiting to get their hands on some product.

Wheat Market

This illustration shows buyers wheat buyers waiting to get their hands on some product.

A wheat plant grown in a pot, stunted as a result of nitrogen deficiency in the soil.

Wheat, potted and stunted

A wheat plant grown in a pot, stunted as a result of nitrogen deficiency in the soil.

A longitudinal section of of smutted wheat.

Smutted wheat

A longitudinal section of of smutted wheat.

An illustration of a wheat spikelet.

Spikelet of Wheat

An illustration of a wheat spikelet.