Gold Of Pleasure (Camelina sativa)

Annual
Myagrum sativum.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Gold Of Pleasure
Camelina sativa
Cruciferae

An oil from the seed is used as a luminant and as an emollient for softening the skin[100].

A fibre is obtained from the stems[2, 200].

The stems are used for making brooms[2].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    An edible oil is obtained from the seed[2, 17, 105, 177, 183].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow mid spring in situ.
An easily grown plant, succeeding in most soils and preferring a sunny position[K]. It does well on poor land[115]. Plants can self-sow when well-sited[K]. ‘Gold of Pleasure’ is occasionally cultivated for the oil in its seed[17, 171]. This species is a bad companion plant, depressing the growth of nearby plants[18]. It has become a noxious weed of cultivated fields in some of the areas into which it has been introduced[2].
E. Europe to W. Asia. Occasionally naturalized in Britain[17].

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