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Camelina - (L.)Crantz.

Common Name Gold Of Pleasure
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats A weed of corn and flax fields in Britain[17].
Range E. Europe to W. Asia. Occasionally naturalized in Britain[17].
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Camelina Gold Of Pleasure


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Camelina Gold Of Pleasure
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Camelina is a ANNUAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.1 m (0ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from June to July, and the seeds ripen in August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Myagrum sativum.

Habitats

Edible Uses

An edible oil is obtained from the seed[2, 17, 105, 177, 183].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

An oil from the seed is used as a luminant and as an emollient for softening the skin[100]. A fibre is obtained from the stems[2, 200]. The stems are used for making brooms[2].

Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, succeeding in most soils and preferring a sunny position[K]. It does well on poor land[115]. Plants can self-sow when well-sited[K]. 'Gold of Pleasure' is occasionally cultivated for the oil in its seed[17, 171]. This species is a bad companion plant, depressing the growth of nearby plants[18]. It has become a noxious weed of cultivated fields in some of the areas into which it has been introduced[2].

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Propagation

Seed - sow mid spring in situ.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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(L.)Crantz.

Botanical References

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