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Triticum sovieticum - Zhebrak.

Common Name
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Developed through cultivation, it is not known in a truly wild location.
Range Europe - Russia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full sun
Triticum sovieticum


Triticum sovieticum

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Triticum sovieticum is a ANNUAL.
It is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed.
Edible Uses:

Seed - cooked[105]. It is usually ground into a flour and used as a cereal for making bread, biscuits etc.

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Biomass;  Mulch;  Paper;  Starch;  Thatching.

The straw has many uses, as a biomass for fuel etc, for thatching, as a mulch in the garden etc[141]. A fibre obtained from the stems is used for making paper[189]. The stems are harvested in late summer after the seed has been harvested, they are cut into usable pieces and soaked in clear water for 24 hours. They are then cooked for 2 hours in lye or soda ash and then beaten in a ball mill for 1½ hours in a ball mill. The fibres make a green-tan paper[189]. The starch from the seed is used for laundering, sizing textiles etc[46, 61]. It can also be converted to alcohol for use as a fuel.

Cultivation details

Succeeds in most well-drained soils in a sunny position.

Propagation

Seed - sow early spring or autumn in situ and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within a few days[K].

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Zhebrak.

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