Avena sativa L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Scientific Name

    Avena sativa L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Much like no. 1 [Avena fatua L.], and hybridizing with it; herbage glabrous to scabrous; spikelets 2(3)-fld, the rachilla glabrous or only sparsely hirsute, not readily disarticulating; lemmas glabrous to sometimes scabrous, 3–7-veined, the callus naked or only sparsely bearded; awns, when present, (15–)22–35 mm, then only on the first lemma, not geniculate; 2n=42. European cultigen derived from no. 1, cult. throughout our range and often adventive in disturbed sites, but probably not persistent.

  • Common Names