Sea Rocket

(Cakile maritima)
It's also known as Horned or European Sea Rocket. This plant is near Crissy Field.

Will Elder, NPS

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

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