Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1927

Forb
Annual/Fortuitous perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it on beaches, at or near the wrack line, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pink/Whitish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Brown
Silique

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cakile harperi   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cakile edentula ssp. harperi   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-08-001:
Cakile harperi   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cakile harperi

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Cakile edentula ssp. harperi

 

COMMON NAME:
Southeastern Sea Rocket


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JK Marlow    jkm0502d_33

February    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

Smooth, fleshy, freely branched, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.