Camelina sativa

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaBrassicaceaeCamelinaCamelina sativa

Ecology

An annual, now occurring mainly as a casual on rubbish tips and waste ground, and in gardens. It was formerly a frequent weed of arable fields and a contaminant of flax seed. Lowland.

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

Native range uncertain, but now widespread in Eurasia and introduced to N. America and elsewhere.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 4

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 793

Height (cm): 100

Perennation - primary

Annual

Perennation - secondary

Biennial, including monocarpic perennials

Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)

Life Form - secondary

Hemicryptophyte

Comment on Life Form

"Rich (1991) says ""annual or biennial"""

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 248

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 17

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 3

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002914