Sea Rocket (Cakile edentula)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Sea Rocket
Cakile edentula

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Leaves and young stems – raw or cooked[61, 172, 177]. The younger leaves are used in salads whilst older leaves are mixed with milder tasting leaves and used as a potherb[183]. A horseradish flavour[43].

    Root – dried and ground into a powder, then mixed with cereal flours and used to make bread[61, 161, 172, 183]. A famine food, only used when all else fails[207].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow late spring or early autumn in situ. Germination is usually rapid.
Prefers a light well-drained soil and a sunny position[1, 200]. This species is closely related to C. maritima[50].
N. Europe. Eastern and South-western N. America.

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