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Little-seed False Flax - Camelina microcarpa
Other Names:  Little-pod False Flax, Small-seed False Flax, Lesser Gold-of-pleasure

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Stems 10–90 cm, branched above, hirsute at the base. Leaves lanceolate with entire margins, 5–90 mm long. Petals 3–4 mm long. Fruits 5–7 mm long on pedicels 9–15 mm long; beak 1–2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
Throughout much of North America.

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 186

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