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Last updated 8/26/2009 by David Giblin.
Ventenata dubia (Leers) Coss.[FNA24, HC, HC2]

Publication: Expl. Sci. Algérie 2: 104. 1855.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Europe.

FNA24: "The first North American collection of Ventenata dubia was made in Washington in 1952. It is now established in crop and pasture lands of eastern Washington and western Idaho (Old and Callihan 1986) and has been found, but has not necessarily become established, at scattered locations elsewhere. Mature specimens can be confusing because the first, straight-awned floret remains after the distal, bisexual florets have disarticulated (Chambers 1985).'

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Avena dubia Leers
Ventenata avenacea Koel., superfluous renaming (illegitimate)