Sea Rocket

Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hook.

Males their coats are a gray-brown and they have a thick mane about their neck region which is slightly lighter. Females vary greatly in size and their coat is a silver-gray with a yellow colored throat and brown underside. An external ear is visible behind each eye.

This plant is native to North America. Individuals of this species  low growing succulent plants with thick, edible leaves. This plant grows as a short shrub on beaches they branch extensively and sometimes spread along the sand. Leaves are one per node, alternately grow on the stem and have various teeth and lobe patterns.

Flowers are separate, radially symmetrical, and contain four petals. These flowers can be pink to red, blue to purple, or white. Fruit are small and green, about 1-2 centimeters in diameter. These fruit are dry and do not split open when ripe. Fruit are released at the end of each growing seasonIt is  a non-native, invasive species in  parts of the world, especially Japan and Australia

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What habitats does Cakile edentula live in?

Grows on the dunes of coastal beaches, as well as shorelines. Well drained, sandy soil is preferred. It is likely to be found in areas midway up beaches, out of the range of waves and tides, which can destroy individuals, especially through storm events

What is the distribution of Cakile edentula?

Sea Rocket is widespread on beaches and sand dunes throughout Tasmania

How big does Cakile edentula grow?

Can grow up to 80 cm

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