Annual herb from a taproot; stems 0.3-1.0 m tall, simple or sometimes branched, conspicuously hairy at the base with simple and branched to starlike hairs, little branched and usually glabrous above.
Basal leaves few, soon deciduous; stem leaves lanceolate to oblanceolate, nearly entire, 2-8 cm long, short-stalked or unstalked, the tips sharp-pointed to long-pointed, upper leaves arrowhead-shaped with earlike lobes at the base, hairs similar to that of the stems.
In elongated, often compound racemes; flower stalks slender, ascending-spreading, 10-15 (17) mm long; petals white to pale yellow, 4-5 mm long; sepals about 3 mm long.
Silicles, egg-shaped, 4-7 (8) mm long, 3-5 mm wide, obtuse at tip; styles 2-2.5 mm long; seeds mostly 0.8-1 mm long, slightly longer than wide, plump, finely veined and honeycombed, reddish-brown.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|BG(5), IDF(14), PP(10)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Camelina sativa subsp. microcarpa (Andrz. ex DC.) E. Schmid