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