Latin name: Avena barbata Link
  Pronunciation: a-VEE-na bar-BAY-ta

  Common name: Slender oats
  Family: Poaceae (Grass)
  Habitat: Waste places and open slopes, replacing native
  grasses, native to southern Europe

  Blooming period: March to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Avena  2) barbata
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