Common name(s): Sea Rocket
Family: Brassicaceae - Mustard family
Species: Cakile maritima
Commonly found: Shoreline
Origin: Non-native, potential to become invasive.
Description: Sea Rocket is a smooth, fleshy annual, growing either flat or upright on the sand. The leaves are shiny, green, tinted with purple or magenta, and long-lobed. It has white to light purple flowers with 4 petals in the shape of a cross and 6 stamens, 2 short and 4 long. It is found very close to the high tide line and extends inland. It was introduced from Europe.
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