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Avena fatua L.

Avena fatua L. var. glabrata Peterm.

Avena fatua L. var. vilis (Wallr.) Hausskn.

Wild oat

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusAvenaLatin for oats
SpeciesfatuaFoolish, insipid, worthless

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Avena fatua description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Avena fatua (wild oat)

6/12/2007 · Sausalito, Cali­fornia
≈ 10 × 7" (26 × 17 cm) ID is uncertain

Avena fatua (wild oat)

9/20/2009 · Maine
≈ 21 × 31" (52 × 78 cm) ID is uncertain

Avena fatua (wild oat)

9/3/2009 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Ayer, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 8 × 9" (20 × 23 cm) ID is uncertain


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