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Grasses are shallow-rooted perennials that have long, narrow leaves with veins running parallel to their length. Grasses, which are often herbs, typically grow in large masses, though some grasses, like bamboo, are large and woody.

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How Wheat Works

Ten-tier wedding cakes, bagels slathered with cream cheese and slim, crusty baguettes -- we owe them all to wheat. What's the story behind this ancient, ubiquitous food crop?


Everyday Science: Wheat Quiz

Everyday Science: Wheat Quiz

This wheat quiz will test your knowledge of one of the most important crops in the world. Test your knowledge of wheat with our wheat quiz. See more »

How Wheat Works

How Wheat Works

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