Avena sativa

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusAvena
SpeciesAvena sativa L.
Common Namecommon oat
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Yellow; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (UPL), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Avena anglica Avena anglica hort. ex Roemer & Schultes
Avena byzantina Avena byzantina K. Koch
Avena byzantina var. thellungiana Avena byzantina var. thellungiana (Malzev) E. Morren
Avena chinensis Avena chinensis Fisch. ex Roem. & Schult.
Avena cinerea Avena cinerea hort. ex Roem. & Schult.
Avena distans Avena distans Schur
Avena fatua f. glaberrima Avena fatua f. glaberrima Thell.
Avena fatua subsp. cultiformis Avena fatua subsp. cultiformis Malzev
Avena fatua subsp. praegravis Avena fatua subsp. praegravis (Krause) Malzev
Avena fatua subsp. sativa Avena fatua subsp. sativa (L.) Thell.
Avena fatua var. glaberrima Avena fatua var. glaberrima (Thell.) Malzev
Avena fatua var. sativa Avena fatua var. sativa (L.) Hausskn.
Avena flava Avena flava
Avena fusca Avena fusca Schur
Avena fuscoflora Avena fuscoflora Schur
Avena georgiana Avena georgiana Roem. & Schult.
Avena georgica Avena georgica Zuccagni
Avena grandis Avena grandis Nevski
Avena heteromalla Avena heteromalla Haller
Avena hungarica Avena hungarica Lucé
Avena macrantha Avena macrantha (Hack.) Malzev
Avena nigra Avena nigra Wallr.
Avena nodipilosa Avena nodipilosa (Malzev) Malzev
Avena orientalis Avena orientalis Schreb.
Avena pendula Avena pendula Gilib.
Avena persarum Avena persarum Nevski
Avena podolica Avena podolica Pascal. ex Zuccagni
Avena ponderosa Avena ponderosa L. ex B.D. Jacks.
Avena pseudosativa Avena pseudosativa (Thell.) Herter
Avena racemosa Avena racemosa Thuill.
Avena rubra Avena rubra Zuccagni
Avena sativa f. contracta Avena sativa f. contracta Neilr.
Avena sativa subsp. contracta Avena sativa subsp. contracta (Neilr.) Celak.
Avena sativa subsp. nodipilosa Avena sativa subsp. nodipilosa (Malzev) Vasc.
Avena sativa var. chinensis Avena sativa var. chinensis Döll
Avena sativa var. contracta Avena sativa var. contracta Neilr.
Avena sativa var. glaberrima Avena sativa var. glaberrima (Thell.) Maire & Weiller
Avena sativa var. nigra Avena sativa var. nigra Alph. Wood
Avena sativa var. orientalis Avena sativa var. orientalis (Schreb.) Alef.
Avena sativa var. sativa Avena sativa var. sativa
Avena sativa var. secunda Avena sativa var. secunda Alph. Wood
Avena shatilowiana Avena shatilowiana Litv.
Avena sterilis f. pseudosativa Avena sterilis f. pseudosativa Thell.
Avena sterilis var. thellungiana Avena sterilis var. thellungiana Malzev
Avena tartarica Avena tartarica Ard.
Avena thellungii Avena thellungii Nevski
Avena unilateralis Avena unilateralis Brouss, ex Roem. & Schult.
Avena verna Avena verna Heuze
Avena volgensis Avena volgensis (Vavilov) Nevski

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Barren (KY), Boone (KY), Bullitt (KY), Campbell (KY), Estill (KY), Fulton (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), Livingston (KY), Madison (KY), Marion (KY), Mercer (KY), Oldham (KY), Pendleton (KY), Trigg (KY), Anderson (TN), Carter (TN), Cheatham (TN), Cumberland (TN), DeKalb (TN), Fayette (TN), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Knox (TN), Lawrence (TN), Marshall (TN), Maury (TN), Meigs (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Overton (TN), Pickett (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Scott (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Sullivan (TN), Sumner (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, TENN, UCHT, ETSU, MTSU, SWMT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1939 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100757663 Knox Tennessee 24 May 1984 H. DeSelm
181
EKY
Avena sativa
31234100120045 Madison Kentucky 05 Dec 1978 S. Rice
EKY
Avena sativa
31234100120029 Fulton Kentucky 13 Jun 1979 Raymond Athey
4334
EKY
Avena sativa
N/A Estill Kentucky 02 Jun 1987 Richard G. Guetig
139
EKY
Avena sativa
BEREA005490 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Avena sativa
BEREA005491 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Avena sativa
ETSU002869 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Avena sativa
ETSU002868 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Avena sativa
31973000020900 Campbell Kentucky 02 Jun 1980 Buddell, George
131
KNK
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029857 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029861 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029855 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029849 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029851 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029852 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029859 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Avena sativa
31234100120060 Cumberland Tennessee 12 Jul 1980 Thomas S. Patrick
1280
EKY
Avena sativa
31234100120037 Marion Kentucky 22 Jun 2000 Timothy J. Weckman
5795
EKY
Avena sativa
31234100120052 Mercer Kentucky 11 Oct 1993 David D. Taylor
17551
EKY
Avena sativa
ETSU005742 Carter Tennessee 28 Jun 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Avena sativa
ETSU002867 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Avena sativa
31973000020901 Pendleton Kentucky 08 Jun 1983 Buddell, George
2063
KNK
Avena sativa
31973000020897 Kenton Kentucky 24 Jun 1978 Applegarth, Patrick
334
KNK
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029856 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029854 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029863 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029850 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029848 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029860 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029853 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029884 Fulton Kentucky
TENN
Avena sativa
APSC0097519 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Avena sativa
APSC0083781 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Avena sativa
APSC0056863 Marshall Tennessee
APSC
Avena sativa
APSC0063874 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Avena sativa
APSC0071453 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Avena sativa
APSC0079463 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Avena sativa
APSC0092667 Lawrence Tennessee
APSC
Avena sativa
APSC0034584 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Avena sativa
APSC0034582 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Avena sativa
APSC0097376 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Avena sativa
HTTU011775 Cheatham Tennessee
HTTU
Avena sativa
UCHT038282 DeKalb Tennessee
UCHT
Avena sativa
UOS07652 Franklin Tennessee 09 Jun 2001 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029862 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Avena sativa
TENN-V-0029858 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Avena sativa
UCHT002641 Tennessee
UCHT
Avena sativa
UCHT006434 Marshall Tennessee
UCHT
Avena sativa
UCHT006435 Lawrence Tennessee
UCHT
Avena sativa
APSC0097516 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Avena sativa
APSC0034588 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Avena sativa
APSC0097517 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Avena sativa
APSC0097518 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Avena sativa
APSC0034583 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Avena sativa
APSC0080194 Boone Kentucky
APSC
Avena sativa
HTTU011776 Pickett Tennessee
HTTU
Avena sativa
HTTU011777 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Avena sativa
MTSU003557 Rutherford Tennessee 27 Apr 1980 Kevin Carter
49
MTSU
Avena sativa
UCHT038283 Sumner Tennessee
UCHT
Avena sativa
SWMT00768 Tennessee 25 May 1939 A. F. W.
SWMT
Avena sativa
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Avena sativa - Dwayne Estes
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Avena sativa - Dwayne Estes
Avena sativa - Dwayne Estes
Avena sativa - Dwayne Estes
Avena sativa - Dwayne Estes