Cakile edentula
(Sea Rocket)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Sea Rocket, American Sea Rocket
    Synonyms: Bunias edentula, Cakile americana
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: June - October
    Status: Native

Cakile edentula, or Sea Rocket, is native to Atlantic coastal states, as well as the Great Lakes coasts, and is adventive to the Pacific coast. It grows in the sand along the oceans and Great Lakes, where it is an annual the blooms from the middle summer until frost.

There are four native species and one non-native that can be found in the US. This species has the widest distribution and can be found in all the coastal states, as well as Great Lakes states. It has large, succulent leaves and light pink flowers.

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