Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Camelina microcarpa Andrz. ex DC. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

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Family Brassicaceae
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"
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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
Leaf:upper clasping
Habitat: disturbed areas
Notes: very similar to Camelina sativa except for the smaller fruit

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Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz subsp. microcarpa (Andrz. ex DC.) E.Schmid

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