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Cakile geniculata (Gulf searocket)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Cakile geniculata

Cakile geniculata (B.L. Rob.) Millsp.

Gulf Searocket

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Synonym(s): Cakile lanceolata var. geniculata, Cakile maritima var. geniculata

USDA Symbol: CAGE4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: White to pale lavender. Peak flowering time is Mar - Aug.



National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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