Calflora
Taxon  Report   1383    
Camelina microcarpa  Andrz. ex DC.
False flax,  Little podded falseflax, Littleseed falseflax
Camelina microcarpa
© 2005 Brent Miller
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Camelina microcarpa
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Camelina microcarpa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Camelina microcarpa
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Camelina
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Camelina sativa ssp. microcarpa
More information about  Camelina microcarpa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAMI2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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