Poaceae Avena fatua L.

Wild Oat

Mendocino Indian - Food, Staple

Use documented by:
Chestnut, V. K., 1902, Plants Used by the Indians of Mendocino County, California, Contributions from the U.S. National Herbarium 7:295-408., page 311

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Scientific name: Avena fatua L.
USDA symbol: AVFA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Wild Oat
Family: Poaceae
Family (APG): Poaceae
Native American Tribe: Mendocino Indian
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Staple
Notes: Seeds parched, ground and the flour eaten dry.

RECRD: 43140 id: 6761