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Cakile edentula var. edentula

Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hook. var. edentula

American Searocket, Sea Rocket

Brassicaceae (Mustard family)

Synonym(s): Bunias edentula, Cakile americana, Cakile edentula ssp. californica, Cakile edentula var. californica


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

This taxon appears as Cakile edentula ssp. edentula var. edentula on the USDA PLANTS Database website.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Silique
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: White to pale lavender.


USA: AK , CA , CT , DE , IL , IN , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OR , RI , SC , VA , WA , WI
Canada: BC , NB , NL , NS , PE , QC
Native Habitat: Sandy beaches.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 var. edentula in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cakile edentula var. edentula in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cakile edentula var. edentula


Record Modified: 2023-07-20
Research By: CBR

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