Avena barbata Pott ex Link


Genus: Avena

Catalan common name: Civada de capellà. Cugula.

Spanish common name: Avena loca. Ballueca. Cizaña.

Province distribution: Alacant. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castelló. Girona. Lleida. Tarragona. València.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca. Menorca. Ibiza. Formentera. Cabrera.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Mediterranean

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Terophyte.

Habitats: Cultivated fields, path and road sides, disturbed zones. Wild olive trees and other sclerophyllous shrublands. Juniperus phoenicea subsp. turbinata forest. Pine wood and shrubland with rosemary and thyme garigue. Fields and road sides. Garriques.

Characteristics: This is the most common wild oat. The spikelets have two large bristles at the tip of the lemma.