- Spikelet of Oat (Avena sativa) laid open, showing the sterile bracts gl, gl, or empty glumes; g, the fertile or floral glume, with a dorsal awn a; p, the pale; fs, an abortive flower.
Pratense (Avena flavescens) with a loose panicle and yellow shining spikelets is a valuable foddergrass.
Avena fatua is the wild oat and A.
In Stipa, species of Avena, Heteropogon and others the base of the glume forms a sharp point which will easily penetrate the ground; above the point are short stiff upwardly pointing hairs which oppose its withdrawal.
Avena, Monumenti dell' Arte Meridionale (Naples, 1902), i.