Taxonomy

Avena strigosa | Bristle Oat | Coirce beag

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Nationally scarce

Native status

Neophyte

Species Biology

Habitat

Weed of cereal crops

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Seed accessions in the National Genebank, Backweston (traditional cultivar/landrace seed collected in 2010). Material in the seed and genebank at Trinity College Botanic Garden Dublin (set up by Genetic Heritage Ireland). ISSA

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 species is cultivated in the mountainous regions of Wales, on the islands of Western and Northern Scotland and in Ireland, usually in places where conditions are unfavourable for the Common Oat, Avena sativa. In these areas it is also widely spread as a weed in cornfields. In other parts of Ireland and Britain it can be found growing on waste ground. In addition it is cultivated in West and Central Europe.