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Cakile maritima Scop.[FNA7, HC, HC2]
European sea-rocket

Publication: Fl. Carniol. ed. 2. 2: 35. 1772.

Origin: Introduced from Europe

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Ours is the subspecies maritima.

FNA7: "Subspecies maritima is naturalized in Pacific North America (M. G. Barbour and J. E. Rodman 1970); it is also reported on the eastern shores of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland."


» Barbour, M. G. and J. E. Rodman. 1970. Saga of the West Coast sea-rockets: Cakile edentula ssp. californica and C. maritima. Rhodora 72: 370-386.
» Rodman, J. E. 1974. Systematics and evolution of the genus Cakile (Cruciferae). Contr. Gray Herb. 205: 3-146.
» Rodman, J. E. 1980. Population variation and hybridization in sea-rockets (Cakile, Cruciferae): Seed glucosinolate characters. Amer. J. Bot. 67: 1145-1159.


ssp. maritima [FNA7, HC2]
European sea-rocket
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Bunias cakile L.