L., Sp. Pl. 79 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Cultivated oat.
Annual, 30-60 cm high, with flat leaves and a loose pyramidal panicle to 20 cm long.
Spikelets usually 2-flowered; rhachilla glabrous or hairy below the first floret, the second floret not disarticulating readily; glumes usually 25-30 mm long; lemmas glabrous, shortly 2-toothed at the top, the first floret usually with a dorsal awn twice as long as the spikelet, the second floret awned or awnless.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, FR, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. All States except the N.T. Native to Europe.
Flowering time: Sept. — May.
SA Distribution Map based
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specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Widely cultivated and occasionally naturalised.
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