Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz image
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Botanical Illustration

from USDA Plants Website
Family Brassicaceae
Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz
gold-of-pleasure, large-seed 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."
sativa: sown
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect, annual, 12"-28" tall forb, with simple hairs on the stems and the leaves
Flower: yellow, 4-parted; inflorescence a loose cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms April-June
Fruit:1/4"-1/3", roundish, erect, stalked pod
Leaf:upper clasping
Habitat: disturbed areas
Notes: very similar to Camelina microcarpa except for the larger fruit

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Camelina parodii Ibarra & La Porte
Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz subsp. sativa
Myagrum sativum L.

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