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Key to Avena

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(For a list of species in Avena, use the above link.)

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1. Callus glabrous; florets remaining attached at maturity; lemma glabrous or nearly so, awn of lower floret generally 0(15) mm ..... A. sativa

1' Callus bearded; florets falling singly or as a unit at maturity; lemma densely strigose or soft hairy, especially below, awned

2. Lemma bristle-tipped, teeth 2–6 mm ..... A. barbata

2' Lemma tip ragged or 2-forked, teeth <= 1.5 mm

3. Florets falling separately from glumes; awn of lowest floret 25–40 mm; leaf margin glabrous ..... A. fatua

3' Florets falling from glumes as a unit; awn of lowest floret 35–90 mm; leaf margin sparsely hairy ..... A. sterilis


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