Oat - Avena sativa
Similar to Wild Oat, but the spikelets are 17 to 20 mm long, without hairs on the lemma bases; the lemmas with fairly straight awns, or sometimes awnless.
Roadside verges and field margins.
Flowers June to September.
Widespread in Britain as a relic of cultivation.
Occasional escape from cultivation in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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