Camelina microcarpa

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Camelina microcarpa
Camelina microcarpa NPS-1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Camelina
Species: C. microcarpa
Binomial name
Camelina microcarpa
Andrz. ex DC.

Camelina microcarpa is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by several common names, including littlepod false flax[1] lesser gold-of-pleasure[2] and small seed false flax. It is native to Europe and Asia, and it is common across the globe as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed. It is known as a weed of grain crops such as wheat and rye. This is an erect annual herb producing a branched or unbranched stem 30 centimeters to one meter in height. It is sometimes coated thinly in hairs, particularly on the lower part. The leaves are lance-shaped to oblong. The upper part of the stem is occupied by an inflorescence of many pale yellow flowers. They yield plump oblong to rounded fruits, each under a centimeter long and held at the tip of a short pedicel.


  1. ^ "Camelina microcarpa". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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