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Cakile edentula ssp. edentula

Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hook. ssp. edentula

American Searocket

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Ovate , Spatulate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Inflorescence: Terminal
Fruit Type: Silique
Flower: Petals 4

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Violet
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Yellowish-white to soft lavender.


USA: AK , CA , CT , DE , IL , IN , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SC , VA , WA , WI
Canada: BC , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cakile edentula ssp. edentula in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cakile edentula ssp. edentula in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cakile edentula ssp. edentula


Record Modified: 2023-06-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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