Avena strigosa (also called lopsided oat, bristle oat or black oat; syn. Avena hispanica Ard.) is a species of grass native to Europe, and its seeds are edible. This plant is often cultivated as animal feed in the south Brazil, and it is sometimes reported as a weed.
Avena strigosa used to be cultivated as human food in Scotland, but it is now cultivated as a forage for ruminants in South America. It is a nutritive grass with a good protein content.
- Heuzé V., Tran G., Hassoun P., Lebas F., 2015. Black oat (Avena strigosa). Feedipedia, a programme by INRA, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO. https://www.feedipedia.org/node/581 Last updated on October 26, 2015, 17:48
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