Taxonomy

Avena sativa | Oat | Coirce

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Neophyte

Species Biology

Habitat

Roadsides

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Seed accessions in the National Genebank, Backweston (bred/improved germplasm). Material held by the Irish Seed Savers Association.

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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Further information

This is a cool season crop, a large proportion of world’s production is in the northern hemisphere, Russia being the main producer. The plant existed in Europe during the Bronze Age but did not become established in Ireland until the Iron Age

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