EPPO Global Database

Avena sativa(AVESA)

Last modification: 2002-02-02

Basic information
  • EPPO code: AVESA
  • Preferred name: Avena sativa
  • Authority: Linnaeus


A cultivated cereal and fodder plant originating in Turkey and Caucasus, where it still occurs in the wild. Introduced into most of the Euromediterranean region in ancient times as a weed of cereal crops, but now declining. Widespread as the cultivated species in temperate regions (including Siberia, Central Asia, China, northern part of Indian subcontinent, and also North America).

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Avena sativa subsp. macrantha (Hackel) Mordvilko
Avena sativa subsp. sativa Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
обикновен овес Bulgarian
посевен овес Bulgarian
civada Catalan
oves setý Czech
almindelig havre Danish
gewöhnlicher Saathafer German
Rispenhafer German
Saathafer German
Sommerhafer German
αβένα ήμερη Greek
βρώμη Greek
common oat English
oat English
avena Spanish
avena blanca Spanish (AR)
harilik kaer Estonian
peltokaura Finnish
avoine cultivée French
shibbolet-shu'al Hebrew
שִׁבֹּלֶת-שׁוּעָל Hebrew
zob Croatian
zob  Croatian
abrak zab Hungarian
avena Italian
avena coltivata Italian
biada Italian
エンバク Japanese
オートムギ Japanese
マカラスムギ Japanese
enbaku Japanese
makarasumugi Japanese
ôtomugi Japanese
sėjamoji aviža Lithuanian
sējas auzas Latvian
haver Dutch
haver Dutch
havre Norwegian
owies zwyczajny Polish
aveia Portuguese
aveia Portuguese
aveia-doida Portuguese
aveia-nua Portuguese
balanco Portuguese
balanco-maior Portuguese
balanquinho Portuguese
rabo-de-galo Portuguese
ovăs Romanian
ovăz Romanian
овёс посевной Russian
ovos siaty Slovak
navadni oves Slovene
tërshërë Albanian
havre Swedish
beyaz yulaf Turkish
yulaf Turkish
овес посівний Ukrainian
yàn mài Chinese
燕麦 Chinese