Flora of Northern Ireland
Camelina sativa
(Map updated: March 2008)

When flax (Linum ussitatissimum) was grown on a large scale in Northern Ireland, this plant was a common weed in the crop, probably repeatedly imported from the European continent with the flax seed. The decline of flax as a crop has been associated with a parallel decline, virtually to extinction, of Camelina. It was also known as a weed of grain crops.

Two species have occurred in Northern Ireland: C. sativa and C. alyssum.

All names: Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz