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Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hook.
America Sea Rocket; Bunias edentula Bigelow; Cakile lanceolata var australiensis Thell; Cakile californica AHeller; American searocket

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Cakile edentula
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Albuginaceae  Albugo candida @ BPI (2)
Aphididae  Brevicoryne brassicae @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Lipaphis erysimi @ NCSU_ENT (6); AMNH_PBI (1)
Halictidae  Lasioglossum marinum @ UCMS_ENT (3)

Lasioglossum oblongum @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora cakiles @ BPI (6)

Peronospora parasitica @ BPI (2)

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Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hook.
American searocket

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General Information
Symbol: CAED
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   N
GL   N
L48   N
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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Brassicaceae ⁄ Cruciferae – Mustard family
Genus Cakile Mill. – searocket
Species Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hook. – American searocket

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 4 subspecies of Cakile edentula . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Cakile edentula</i>
(Bigelow) Hook. ssp. <i>
edentula </i>
Cakile edentula ssp. edentula
American searocket Distribution of <i>
Cakile edentula</i>
(Bigelow) Hook. ssp. <i>
var. <i>
edentula </i>
Cakile edentula ssp. edentula var. edentula
American searocket Distribution of <i>
Cakile edentula</i>
(Bigelow) Hook. ssp. <i>
var. <i>
Cakile edentula ssp. edentula var. lacustris
American searocket Distribution of <i>
Cakile edentula</i>
(Bigelow) Hook. ssp. <i>
(Small) Rodman
Cakile edentula ssp. harperi
Harper's searocket

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Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Illinois sea rocket Threatened
Pennsylvania American sea-rocket Rare

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Alaska FACU
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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5. Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hooker, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 59. 1830.

Bunias edentula Bigelow, Fl. Boston., 157. 1814

Annuals or, rarely, perennials, (compact, rarely sprawling) . Stems erect, or, rarely, prostrate, (much-branched), to 8 dm. Cauline leaves: blade ovate to spatulate, or (distal) oblanceolate (less lobed), (smaller distally), margins crenate, dentate, or sinuate (not pinnatifid). Racemes 1-2 dm, (congested); rachis straight. Fruiting pedicels 1.8-8 mm. Flowers: sepals 3.5-5 mm, lateral pair not saccate basally; petals white to pale lavender, (well-developed or reduced to bristles), 4.6-9.7 × 1.5-3 mm, claw not distinct. Fruits (4-angled or 8-ribbed), cylindrical, 12-29 × 3-9 mm; proximal segment terete, (5-10 mm); terminal segment fusiform to turbinate, (7-15 mm), (beak flattened), apex acute, blunt, or retuse. Seeds: cotyledons accumbent to, sometimes, incumbent.

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora): North America, introduced in e Asia (Japan), Australia.

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