Common name: Stinking Flaxweed
Camelina alyssum (Mill.) Thell. APNI*
Description: Slender annual with a foetid odour, to 80 cm high, sparingly branched, slightly hirsute, hairs simple and stellate.
Stem leaves mostly to 10 cm long, oblong to lanceolate, shallowly pinnatifid to toothed; petiole winged, auriculate; upper stem leaves reducing.
Sepals 3–4 mm long. Petals 4–6 mm long, pale yellow. Silicula obovoid, 6–12 mm long, 8 mm wide, compressed parallel with septum, valves convex, thin, olive-green when ripe; pedicel spreading to flexuous, 15–30 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Pasture weed in coastal sites. Native of Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC
Other Australian states: *Tas. *S.A.
Text by L. Retter & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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