Avena barbata

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Related to Avena barbata: slender wild oat
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Noun1.Avena barbata - oat of southern Europe and southwestern AsiaAvena barbata - oat of southern Europe and southwestern Asia
oat - annual grass of Europe and North Africa; grains used as food and fodder (referred to primarily in the plural: `oats')
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Other species: Capparis spinosa 3, Silene sedoides r in 1; Parietaria cretica r in 2; Brassica geniculata and Phragmites australis 2a, Avena barbata + in 3; Atriplex prostrata and Cynodon dactylon 1 in 4; Limonium graecum r in 6; Hordeum murinum subsp.
To find new genes for resistance, Carson is looking to a wild variety, Avena barbata, listed as a noxious weed in Missouri and classified as moderately invasive in California.