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cakile maritima - Scop.

Common Name Sea Rocket, European searocket
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy and shingly places all around the coast[17].
Range Coastal areas of Europe, including Britain, the Mediterranean, Baltic and Black Seas.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
cakile maritima Sea Rocket, European searocket


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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cakile maritima is a ANNUAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from June to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, flies, beetles, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies).
Suitable for: light (sandy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

C. edentula. non Hook. Bunias cakile.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Flowers  Leaves  Oil  Root  Seedpod  Stem
Edible Uses: Condiment  Oil

Leaves, stems, flower buds and immature seedpods - raw or cooked. They are rich in vitamin C but have a very bitter taste[4, 66]. Used mainly as a flavouring[132]. Very young leaves can be added to salads whilst older leaves can be mixed with milder tasting leaves and used as a potherb[183, K]. Root - dried and ground into a powder, then mixed with cereal flours and used to make bread[2]. A famine food, it is only used in times of scarcity[183]. The seed contains a fatty oil[74]. No more details are given.

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Oil

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers a light well-drained soil and a sunny position[1, 200]. Plants are easily grown in a garden situation and can self-sow if the ground is disturbed by hoeing etc[K]. This species is closely related to C. edentula, which is native to N. America[17]. The seed is often dispersed by floating in sea water[17].

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Propagation

Seed - sow late spring or early autumn in situ. Germination is usually rapid.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Cakile edentulaSea Rocket, American searocket, Harper's searocketAnnual0.6 5-9  LNDM20 
Cakile maritimaSea Rocket, European searocketAnnual0.3 5-9  LNM20 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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