Origin Of Genus Name: Cakile is the Arabic name for this plant.
Presidio Locations: Found on beach dunes.
Range In State: California coast.
Description: This low lying, exotic, annual species of the Mustard Family has waxy, thick, deeply lobed leaves. The four-petaled flower ranges from white to purple. This European native forms a low mound and its shoots tolerate burial by drifting sand. Blooms April to July.
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Last updated: February 28, 2015