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Published In: Regni Vegetabilis Systema Naturale 2: 517. 1821. (Syst. Nat.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 8/11/2017)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 7/9/2009)
Status: Introduced


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1. Camelina microcarpa Andrz. ex DC. (littlepod false flax, flaxweed, gold-of-pleasure, Dutch flax)

C. sativa (L.) Crantz ssp. microcarpa (Andrz. ex DC.) Em. Schmid

Pl. 316 c, d; Map 1328

Stems (8–)20–60(–80) cm long; stems and leaves pubescent with rough, unbranched, spreading hairs 1.0–2.5 mm long in addition to the shorter, forked and stellate hairs. Stem leaves (0.8–)1.5–5.5(–7.0) cm long, margins entire or minutely toothed, the base arrowhead-shaped or minutely auriculate. Sepals 2.0–2.5 mm long. Petals pale yellow, 3–4 mm long. Fruits (2.5–)3.5–6.0 mm long. Styles 1.0–3.5 mm long. Seeds 0.8–1.4(–1.5) mm long, oblong-elliptic in outline, slightly longer than wide, the surface with a fine, netlike or honeycomb-like pattern of ridges and pits, reddish brown. 2n=16, 32, 40. April–September.

Introduced, scattered nearly throughout Missouri (native of Europe, Asia; widely introduced in North America). Pastures, margins of crop fields, roadsides, railroads, and open, disturbed areas.

This species is probably more common in Missouri than herbarium specimens indicate.



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