Taxonomy

Avena fatua | Wild-oat | Coirce fiáin

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Archaeophyte

Species Biology

Habitat

Cultivated ground

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Not known

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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Further information

This is a common weed of arable land and waste places, often abundant among wheat, barley and oats. It was introduced long ago, probably with seeds of cereals, now naturalised and widely distributed in the cultivated regions of Europe, North Africa and Central Asia.

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