Avena Fatua, or more commonly know as Wild Oat, is a graminoid with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Avena. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 4 feet at maturity. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. It's active growth period is fall winter and spring, blooms during mid spring, is intolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Avena Fatua or Wild Oat's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Alaska and Hawaii, specifically in the states of Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
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