little-pod false flax, small-fruited false flax
[Camelina sativa subsp. microcarpa (L.) Crantz]
Etymology: 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."
Plants: erect, annual, 12"-28" tall forb, mostly with rough hairs
Leaves: upper clasping
Flowers: yellow, 4-parted; inflorescence a loose cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms April-June
Fruits: less than 1/4", roundish, erect, stalked pod
Habitat: disturbed areas
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
Flora of North America: Flora of North America USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc.