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camelina

Camelina sativa

Belonging to the Camelina genus, camelina has a botanical name of Camelina sativa. The botanical name epithet sativa means 'having been cultivated'.

Used as a cover crop, livestock feed, and as a biofuel source. Seeds are edible.

It is an edible herb that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Keep in mind when planning your garden that camelina is known for growing to a ground covering habit.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, camelina is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about camelina have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow camelina

See our list of companion Plants for camelina to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing camelina from seed

Transplanting camelina

Common camelina problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect camelina plants:

Other names for camelina

gold-of-pleasure, false flax, wild flax, Siberian oilseed, linseed dodder, German sesame

Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz ssp. microcarpa (Andrz. ex DC.) E. Schmid

camelina care instructions

How long does camelina take to grow?

These estimates for how long camelina takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!

Footnotes

Popular varieties of camelina

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