Jan. 27, 2021

smallfruit false flax, Camelina microcarpa

Smallfruit false flax hadn't intersected with my orbit in many years. So it was nice to see it in a demonstration planting at Michigan State. What were they demonstrating? Weeds. This is a fairly common, sometimes noxious weed. Every time I have seen it wild it's been in fallow fields. This is not the source of camelina oil. Smallfruit false flax has been reported from every state and province except AK, FL, GA, HI, LB, NT, and NU. Beal Gardens, MSU, 5/13/20. Mustard family, Brassicaceae.