Avena barbata

Bearded Oat at Barton, ACT

Avena barbata at Barton, ACT - 4 Dec 2022
Avena barbata at Barton, ACT - 4 Dec 2022
Avena barbata at Barton, ACT - 4 Dec 2022
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Identification history

Avena barbata 22 Dec 2022 Tapirlord
Avena barbata 16 Dec 2022 pinnaCLE
Avena sp. 5 Dec 2022 Tapirlord
Avena barbata 4 Dec 2022 pinnaCLE

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I've updated the images with a 3rd close-up of the lemma tips from these Avenas. The 2 fine bristles on the lemmas are well above 3 mm long - scale at left has 1 mm divisions. To get a useful magnification of the feature, I cut the tips off 5 lemmas shown at base, the hairy floret at the top is entire though I cut the awn from it to make alignment easier. The first question in the Avena key in Plantnet from Wheeler et al points to A. barbata or strigosa - strigosa is almost never found in this region so I'm confident it is A. barbata.

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  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 4 Dec 2022 01:49 PM Recorded on
  • pinnaCLE Recorded by

Additional information

  • 1 metre to 5 metres Plant height
  • True In flower

Species information

  • Avena barbata Scientific name
  • Bearded Oat Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest
  • Up to 805.3m Recorded at altitude
  • Machine learning
  • In flower
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