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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

An edible oil is obtained from the seed[1][2][3][4][5].

Unknown part

Oil

Material uses

An oil from the seed is used as a luminant and as an emollient for softening the skin[6].

A fibre is obtained from the stems[1][7].

The stems are used for making brooms[1].

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Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Camelina sativa.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow mid spring in situ.

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Cultivation

An easily grown plant, succeeding in most soils and preferring a sunny position[K]. It does well on poor land[8]. Plants can self-sow when well-sited[K].

'Gold of Pleasure' is occasionally cultivated for the oil in its seed[2][9].

This species is a bad companion plant, depressing the growth of nearby plants[10]. It has become a noxious weed of cultivated fields in some of the areas into which it has been introduced[1].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Camelina sativa. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Camelina sativa.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Camelina sativa
Genus
Camelina
Family
Brassicaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.5 Hedrick. U. P. Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Dover Publications ISBN 0-486-20459-6 (1972-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.2 Clapham, Tootin and Warburg. Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press (1962-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.1 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.1 Polunin. O. Flowers of Europe - A Field Guide. Oxford University Press ISBN 0192176218 (1969-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.17.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    8. ? Johnson. C. P. The Useful Plants of Great Britain. ()
    9. ? Hill. A. F. Economic Botany. The Maple Press (1952-00-00)
    10. ? Philbrick H. and Gregg R. B. Companion Plants. Watkins (1979-00-00)

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