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*Avena sativa Linnaeus. Oats. Phen: Mar-Jul. Hab: Fields and disturbed areas, commonly planted but not long-persistent. Dist: Native of Middle East.

Origin/Endemic status: W. Asia

Other Comments: An important crop, but apparently only a weed until transported from the Middle East to the moister central Europe, where cultivated beginning about 3000 BP (Hancock 2004).

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, FlGr, FNA24, G, HC, Il, K1, K3, K4, Meso6, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, S13, SFla, Tn, W, Tucker (1996); = Avena fatua L. ssp. sativa – Tx; = Avena fatua L. var. sativa (L.) Hausskn. – Mo1; = n/a – Tat; > Avena sativa L. var. orientalis (Schreb.) Alef. – F; > Avena sativa L. var. sativa – F

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: UPL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: UPL

Heliophily ?: 8

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