Page author: David Giblin
Camelina microcarpa
hairy false flax, littlepod false flax
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: East of the Cascades and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; widely distributed throughout nearly all of North America.

Habitat: Weed of dry places.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Annual, 3-10 dm. tall, the stem usually simple below and pubescent with simple and forked to stellate, stiff hairs, becoming sparingly branched and often glabrous above.

Leaves:

Leaves alternate, mostly cauline, lanceolate to oblanceolate, entire, 2-8 cm. long, short-petiolate below and sessile and auriculate above, pubescent as the stem.

Flowers:

Inflorescence of elongate, open, simple or compound racemes; pedicels slender, spreading-ascending, 10-15 mm. long; sepals 4, 3 mm. long; petals 4, pale yellow to nearly white, spatulate, 4-5 mm. long; stamens 6; style slender, 2-2.5 mm. long; stigma not lobed.

Fruits:

Silicles obovate in outline, 5-7 mm. long and 3-4 mm. broad, inflated and bi-convex, obtuse at the tip, the valves 1-nerved.

Accepted Name:
Camelina microcarpa Andrz. ex DC.
Publication: Syst. Nat. 2: 517. 1821. 1821.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz ssp. microcarpa (Andrz. ex DC.) Em. Schmid
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Camelina microcarpa in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Camelina microcarpa checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Camelina microcarpa atlas page.

CalPhotos: Camelina microcarpa photos.

USDA Plants: Camelina microcarpa information.

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