Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Camelina microcarpa Andrz. ex DC.
little-pod false flax, small-fruited false flax
Camelina: from Greek camai, "dwarf," and linon, "flax," the common name for the genus being false-flax. This is an example of the term "dwarf" being used in the sense of "false."
microcarpa: micro for "small;" carpos for "fruit"
|Status: ||Introduced - adventive|
|Plant: ||erect, annual, 12"-28" tall forb, mostly with rough hairs|
|Flower: ||yellow, 4-parted; inflorescence a loose cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms April-June|
|Fruit:||less than 1/4", roundish, erect, stalked pod|
|Habitat: ||disturbed areas|
|Notes: ||very similar to Camelina sativa except for the smaller fruit|