Avena barbataCommon name: Bearded Oat

Meaning of name: Avena is Latin for wild oats. Barbata is from the Latin word barbatus, meaning bearded.

Distribution: Occurs from Northampton to Salmon Gums.

Description: An annual to 1 metre tall. Flowers are produced from August to October.

Remarks: Native to the Mediterranean region and south west Asia.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.
Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.
Description and key to the identification of Grasses in South-Western Australia. JG Paterson. 1992.