Cakile edentula sea-rocket Brassicaceae CAED; Bx, pb, sn; Q, j, rb; K, fl, m, pl; R, c, wp;

  

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Cakile edentula. in damp sand.succulent.Brassicaceae. M.B.Gargiullo.Digby-Nova-Scotia-Canada.812016

Cakile edentula is an annual herb, 10-80 cm tall, fleshy, stems jointed, branching. 

Leaves fleshy, spatula-shaped, widest above middle, narrowed to base, few rounded teeth. 

Cakile edentula (sea rocket). MBGargiullo. shore. N. S. Ca. 8/2016

Cakile edentula (sea rocket). MBGargiullo. shore. N. S. Ca. 8/2016

Flowers Pale purple to white, 0.5 cm wide, 4-parted, cross-shaped; blooming June-Oct. 

Fruit green, fleshy, jointed transversely, top part rounded with pointed tip, usually larger than lower part, lower part top-shaped, to 0.8 cm, persistent into winter, upper part 1-seeded, lower part 1-0 seeds; fruiting Aug.-Nov. 

Cakile edentula young fruit. By Arthur Haines. New England Wild Flower Society. gobotany.newenglandwild.orgopyright © 2017.

Cakile edentula young fruit. By Arthur Haines. New England Wild Flower Society. gobotany.newenglandwild.orgopyright © 2017. (Accessed 11/2017).

Wetland status: FACU. 

Frequency in NYC: Infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Upper beach, between dune and mean high water, behind wrack line. Salt tolerant.