• Wild Oats
  • Wild Oats by the blue-green color of the leaves and the unique spikelets that break off.
  • Wild Oats grow 1-3 feet tall.
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We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

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Description

Characteristics of Wild Oat Plants 

 

Characteristics of the Plant Species Avena Sativa (Wild Oats)

 

 

 The plant species Avena Sativa, more commonly known as wild oats, constitute cereal-producing crops first found in the region of the Fertile Crescent. That is the area between Israel and the Persian Empire, which is today called Iran. In North America, oat plants are commonly grown in northern regions, most notably in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Canada. The crop is best grown in cooler temperate climate zones with wet conditions and lots of yearly rainfall. The term Avena Sativa is derived from two ancient Sanskrit words meaning “sheep” and “foodstuff.” Yet the Romans also termed either wild or cultivated oats by Avena. The oat crop grows in height from anywhere between 30 -150 cm, and it also produces flowers, called oat florets, that flourish among its branches.

 

 

The Climate Conditions Wherein the Oat Plant Thrives

 

 

 The oat plant often inhabits environs known for its cold temperate climates and wet conditions. It is more rain-resistant than most grain and cereal-producing crops. It is also an annual plant, which is planted either in the autumn or spring, only to be harvested in the coming summer or fall seasons, respectively. Oat plants grow particularly well in cool, wet summer months and are often found alongside maple trees. The husks that are the part of the plant used in sowing oats (no pun intended) take the form of striate sheeves open to the ground consisting of essentially flat blades rolled at the axil. The oat is also a ruderal, meaning that it thrives in nitrogen-rich environs, such as waste environments and plains and mountain areas. Out of all the cereal and grain plants, it requires the most air and sunlight.

 

Nutritional Advantages of the Oat Plant

 

 

 Oats are often harvested to be eaten by either animals or human beings. During the Middle Ages, eating porridge could cure a variety of coughing illnesses. Oats are the sixth most important and heavily harvested food plant, right behind maize (corn). Oatmeal was also a staple breakfast in Britain, France, and Germany for centuries. Oatmeal is also the primary stabilizer in ice cream and certain skincare products. Finally, oats husks are harvested and bathed in alcohol to form homeopathic remedies and dilutions.

 

 The oat plant is essential to society and fascinating to learn more about!!!

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