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Avena fatua

Avena fatua L.

Avena fatua L. var. glabrata Peterm.

Avena fatua L. var. vilis (Wallr.) Hausskn.

Wild Oat

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusAvenaLatin for oats
SpeciesfatuaFoolish, insipid, worthless

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Avena fatua description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 18 May 2010.

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Avena fatua (Wild Oat)

6/12/2007 · Sausalito, CA
≈ 10 × 7" (26 × 17 cm) ID is uncertain

Avena fatua (Wild Oat)

9/20/2009 · ME
≈ 21 × 31" (52 × 78 cm) ID is uncertain

Avena fatua (Wild Oat)

9/3/2009 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Ayer, MA
≈ 8 × 12" (20 × 31 cm) ID is uncertain

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