Sea Rocket

Cakile maritima Scop.

It is native to Europe and the Mediterranean and it's flowers are white, pink or lavender with four petals the fruit upper segment is a compressed conical shape with 4 obvious angles, while the lower segment is almost as wide as the upper and bears 2 lateral blunt horns towards its top

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What habitats does Cakile maritima live in?

Common in sand dunes and on interdune flats. Very tolerant of salinity and salt-spray. Growth is stimulated by both salinity (i.e. a true halophyte) and sand burial

What is the distribution of Cakile maritima?

Coastal areas of southern Australia from WA to QLD including Tasmania

How big does Cakile maritima grow?

Herbs to 80 cm high

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