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Avena fatua

Basic information
Scientific name Avena fatua

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Common names Wild oats, Spring wild oat
Higher taxon Poaceae, Poales, Liliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range Europe.
Habitat Crop field, pasture field, grassland, stream, roadside, vacancy, riverside, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Almost entire Japan Range in Japan
Date Very old (3,000 or more years ago).
Route Accidental: Hitchhiking on transport of grain.
Impact Potentially: Competition with native and crop plants. Allelopathy. Host for insects, fungi, viruses, nematodes.
Affected organism: Native and crop plants.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries North and Latin America, Africa, Asia, Oceania.
Reference Notes
  • Jpn Assoc Advanc Phyto-Regul & Inst Contr Agrochem, Minist Agr, China (2000) Chinese Colored Weed Illustrated Book. Zenkoku-Noson-Kyoiku-Kyokai, Tokyo
  • etc.