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Cakile edentula ssp. harperi

Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hook. ssp. harperi (Small) Rodman

Harper's Sea Rocket, Harper's Searocket

Brassicaceae (Mustard family)

Synonym(s): Cakile harperi


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , FL , GA , NC , SC
Native Habitat: Sandy beaches.

Web Reference

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


Record Modified: 2020-10-27
Research By: CBR

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