Avena sativa

Avena sativa L.

Common Names

Oats (English), خفور (خَفُور) (Arabic), زمير (زُميِّر) (Arabic), فاخور (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Cultivated in most temperate countries.

Distribution in Egypt

Nile region, oases, Mediterranean region, Egyptian desert and Sinai.


Cultivated cereal (Oat) sometimes also found as an escape.

Life Expectancy



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