Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hook.  - Sea Rocket


 

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Cakile edulenta - (image 1 of 4)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Brassicaceae

Habitat

Sandy fresh and salt water beaches.

Associates

 

Distribution

 

Atlantic coast and Great Lakes region. Introduced to the Pacific coast.

Morphology

Annual to perennial, bushy, branching herb. Leaves succulent. Flowers small with 4 pale purple to white petals.

Notes

Flowers June to November

Wetland Indicator: Facultative Wetland.

Leaves edible, peppery.

References

 

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.

The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 


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