Taxon  Report   1020    
Avena sativa  L.
Common oats,  Cultivated oats, Wild oat
Avena sativa
© 2002 Brent Miller
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Avena sativa
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Avena sativa, a monocot, is an annual or perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Avena sativa
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Avena
Communities: escaped cultivar

Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Avena byzantina
PLANTS: Avena sativa var. orientalis
ICPN + PLANTS: Avena fatua var. sativa
More information about  Avena sativa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 16, 2019).