In France, wheat symbolizes good fortune and abundance especially at the start of a new year. The florist sell bunches of wheat right next to the white flowers symbolizing a fresh start for the year. I've seen miles and miles of golden wheat fields in the Western U.S. but today is the first time I've handled wheat. It is beautiful! The grain groups look like little flowers. Dress of wheat, linen, and some gold ribbon that I picked up on the street.