Taxon  Report   1017 
Avena barbata  Link
Slender oat,  Slim oat
Avena barbata
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Avena barbata
© 2002 James B. Gratiot
Avena barbata, a monocot, is an annual or perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Avena barbata
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Avena
Communities:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Avena hirsuta
More information about  Avena barbata
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (AVBA)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 05, 2016).

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