Bristle Oats, Lopsided Oats (Eng.), Swarthawer (Afr.)
Black oats is a tuffed grass popular in the USA as cereal, Black oats can be grind into flour and used as staple in sweet and savoury as it is rich in starch. The seeds store well for many years and can be roasted as a coffee replacement. The straw are valuable as mulch, in paper making and as biomass. The seeds are smaller than Commen oats and the plant often regarded as weed altough it is planted in Brazil for cattle food.