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The Camelina (Camelina sativa) is a flowering plant in the Brassicaceae family. It is also known as the False Flax and the Gold-of-Pleasure. 

It is native to Europe and Central Asia.

It grows to 30-120 centimetres (12-47 inches) tall. The leaves and stems are partially hairy. 

The Camelina’s fruit is pear-shaped. Its flowers have four pale lilac and deep purple petals in the shape of a cross. 

It blooms in the Northern Hemisphere from June to July. 

Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, April 2021.






Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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