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Avena sterilis

Avoine sauvage
Winter Wild Oats

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower size

20 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear

Height

to 150 cm

Description

A Mediterranean native, seeds itself on waste land and road sides. Easily pulled up.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Blade like, pointed, curving inwards, prominent central vein, up to 30 cm long, 10 mm wide.

Fruits Seeds

Caryopsis: a dry fruit containing the grain.

Edible

Seeds: when ripe can be cooked, used in porridge or ground into flour or roasted as a coffee substitute.
The sprouted seeds can be part of a mixed salad.

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