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Avena barbata

Avena barbata, a monocot, is an annual or perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. It’s bloom period is March-June. This plant has known uses according to Wikipedia.

Genetic studies of Californian populations   Genetic studies of Mediterranean populations   Genetic studies of Argentinian populations

additional informational links: Wikipedia , Calflora 

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