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Cakile maritima

Sea rocket

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourPurple, lilac, white

Description

Cakile maritima (Sea rocket). This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Low-growing or angled upwards, branched. ROOT: Slender tap-root. HAIRS: Absent STIPULES: Absent LEAF-STALK: Only on lower leaves. BRACTS: Absent FLOWER STALK: About equaling flower. SEPALS: 4, upright. PETALS: 4, base stalk-like. STAMENS: 6 STIGMA: 1 OVARY: 1, 2-celled. SEEDS: 1-2, smooth.

Characteristics

Annual, Succulent

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Found in coastal areas. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilLight, Sandy, Poor quality

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