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Avena sativa L.
Common oat

Family: Poaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Old World; widely cultivated and naturalized.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FISF Comments: For an image of an herbarium specimen collected in Miami-Dade County by Alan Herndon in 1981, visit the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants.

FISF Synonyms: A. fatua var. sativa.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for disturbed areas in the upper Keys. Sparingly naturalized in the Florida Keys and perhaprs not well established. A specimen at USF needs to be examined.

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Avena sativa
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Kops et al., J., Flora Batava, vol. 19: t. 1487 (1895)

Other data on Avena sativa available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants




Avena sativa has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Avena sativa
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Kops et al., J., Flora Batava, vol. 19: t. 1487 (1895)