Camelina sativa is an annual or winter annual, to 70 cm tall, stems erect, branched above, smooth to slightly fine-hairy.
Leaves of basal rosette narrowly spatula-shaped, base tapered to a stalk, stem leaves lance-shaped, clasping stem, base lobed.
Flowers yellow, petals 4, small.
Fruit dry, capsule oval, to 0.9 cm long, 0.7 cm wide, widest above middle, tipped by persistent stigma, stalk to 2 cm long, seeds yellowish.
Wetland status: UPL.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Habitat: Open waste areas, roadsides.
Notes: A crop plant. Oil from seeds used to make soap. Recent increased interest in the oil as a health food (Wikipedia 2006).