Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hook. image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

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Family Brassicaceae
Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hook.
American sea-rocket
Cakile: an old Arabic name for this plant
edentula: without teeth
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect to spreading, annual, 4"-20" tall, succulent forb, bushy with many branches
Flower: white to purple, 4-parted, 1/4" wide, oblong petals; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:pod corky when dry; divided into 2 unequal parts like a figure 8, the top part larger, plumper and 4-angled fruit
Habitat: shores; in sandy soil along Lake Michigan

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Bunias edentula Bigelow
Cakile americana Nutt.
Cakile californica A.Heller
Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hook. subsp. californica (A.Heller) Hultén
Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hook. subsp. edentula
Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hook. subsp. edentula var. edentula
Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hook. var. californica (A.Heller) Fernald
Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hook. var. edentula

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