Taxon  Report   1021    
Avena sterilis  L.
Animated oat,  Sterile oats
Avena sterilis
© 2016 Keir Morse
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Avena sterilis
© 2016 Keir Morse
Avena sterilis
© 2016 Keir Morse
Avena sterilis, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

Avena sterilis is classified by the U.S. Federal Government as a NOXIOUS WEED. [USDA 2000]

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Avena sterilis
© 2016 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Avena
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Avena sterilis
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).