Taxon  Report   1233    
Cakile maritima  Scop.
European searocket,  Sea rocket
Cakile maritima
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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Cakile maritima
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Cakile maritima
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Cakile maritima, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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Plant Characteristics
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Cakile maritima
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Genus: Cakile
Communities: wetland-riparian

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cakile cakile
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).