Species: 

Avena fatua

Common Name: 

wild oats

Systems Affected (standardized): 

cropland/pastureland, disturbed/waste areas

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

PH, SE, SW

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Impacts: 

Negatively impacts agriculture
Negatively impacts tourism
Reduced amenity values
Reduced native biodiversity

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

The dispersal and spread of A. fatua is closely associated with the cultivation of cereal crops around the world. In a study examining weed dispersal within fields, patches of A. fatua typically advanced by 1-3 m in a single year with some movement of up to 30 m noted (Wheeler et al., 2001). Movement was in the direction of cultivation and harvesting. Movement over longer distances is most likely the result of importation of contaminated grain.

Info Blurb: 

Replaces native species, reducing biodiversity. Dispersal and spread is closely associated with the cultivation of cereal crops, most likely the result of importation of contaminated grain.

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

BS

Present in OK?

Yes

Present in Bordering States?

NM, CO, TX, KS, MO, LA

Has Legal Status in BS?

NONE