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Avena sativa

common oat; red oat; cat grass; oats; groates; oves

Species Record #: gw1004817

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Botanical Information:

Genus: Avena

Family: Gramineae

Author: L.

Synonyms: Avena byzantina; Avena fatua var. sativa; Avena hybrida; Avena sativa var. orientalis

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Avena sativa
   by Nora_in_Vancouver
Heritage Park, Calgary Alberta. This is a demonstration field of oats that will be harvested using only the equipment and techniques available to early prairie settlers. When driving by, unripe oat fields have a noticably "bluish" colour. August 11, 2002.

    by Nora_in_Vancouver

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