A grain of confusion

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When I came across this field last summer, I was thoroughly confused.  The grain was black and I wondered if it was diseased and ruined, yet besides the black colour the grains looked healthy.

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I was fascinated.

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I asked a friend of mine who is a miller by profession and was told that it was emmer wheat, one of the oldest grains cultivated, and that this variety was called Persian black emmer wheat.  Confusion cleared up.

For A Photo a Week Photo challenge: state of confusion.  More confused photos (or photos by confused photographers) can be found here.

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