Avena strigosa* Schreb. Spic. Fl. Lips. 52 (1771).
Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Pooideae. Tribe Poeae.
(books and floras): . R.Brown, Prodromus (178 as A. nervosa),
 D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of Australia, 
S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South Wales
(163),  A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia, Vol 44A. Poaceae 2
 S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
Wales, 4th edn (163).
Culms erect or geniculately ascending, 60–150 cm tall, 3–5 -noded. Leaves
cauline. Ligule an eciliate membrane, 2–5 mm long. Leaf-blades 8–40 cm long,
3–12 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous.
Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle ovate, 8–30 cm long, 3–10 cm wide.
Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets 1 or more flowered, with 1 fertile floret
(2–3), comprising 2–3 fertile floret(s), with a barren rachilla extension,
cuneate, laterally compressed, 17–26 mm long.
similar, thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate, membranous,
without keels, 5–9 -nerved. Upper glume lanceolate, 14–26 mm long, membranous,
without keels, 5–9 -nerved.
Fertile lemma 10–17 mm long, without keel, 7 -nerved. Lemma surface glabrous or
indumented. Lemma apex dentate, awned, 3 -awned. Median (principal) awn dorsal,
20–35 mm long overall, with a twisted column. Lateral lemma awns present.
Distribution: Europe, Africa, Australasia, and South America.
Distribution: Victoria, Tasmania.
Midlands. Tasmania: East Coast.
Introduced. Recorded in Tas., Vic., N.S.W. and W.A.??. Native to parts of
Europe. A weed of cereal, mostly oat crops; apparently rare. Flowers Dec.-Jan.