Camelina Environmental Risk Assessment -

Hybridization between Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz (false flax) and North American Camelina species – G. Séguin-Swartz, J.A Nettleton, C. Sauder, S.I. Warwick, and R.K. Gugel – Plant Breeding 2013

Summary: The potential for gene flow between Camelina and its wild North American relatives C. alyssum, C. microcarpa and C. rumelica subsp. rumelica, was investigated. The study provided evidence that should the species have sympatric distributions and overlapping flowering periods, gene flow between C. sativa and its wild North American relatives is possible and that it would most likely occur with C. alyssum given the high fertility of the F1 hybrids recovered. Link: