Avena strigosa Schreb. - Setaceous oat.

Taxonomical position.

Family Poaceae Benth., Genera Avena L..

Morphology and biology.

Annual cereal. Stalks smooth, 60-100 cm tall. Leaves and vaginas bare. Panicle more or less sprawling or nearly unilateral, 8-20 cm in length. Spikelet with two florets, 25 mm in length. Spikelet scales 15-25 mm in length. The bottom floral scales have a strongly bent awn on back. Blossoms in June-August. Anemophilous. 2n=14 (28).


The European region of the former USSR, Western Europe, and the Mediterranean.


Occurs in crops of cultural oats, on roadsides, and in settlements.

Use and economic value.

Weed in crops of cultured oats and other cultures.

Literature cited:

Hulten E., Fries M. 1986. Atlas of Northern European Vascular Plants North of the Tropic of Cancer: V.1-3. Konigstein. 1172 p.
Shelyag-Sosonko Yu.R., ed. 1977. Cereals of Ukraine. Kiev: "Naukova Dumka". 518 pages.
Tzvelev N.N. 1976. Cereals of the USSR. Leningrad: "Nauka". 788 pages.
Tzvelev N.I., ed. 1974. Flora of the Northeastern European part of the USSR. V.1. Families Polypodiaceae - Gramineae. Leningrad: "Nauka". 275 pages.

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