Cakile

(redirected from sea rocket)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Cakile

 

(sea rocket), a genus of plants of the family Cruciferae. They are branched, naked annual herbs. The leaves are succulent and rather thick. The lilac, purple, pink, or white flowers are in racemose inflorescences. The fruit is a two-segmented pod. There are 15 species, growing in Europe, Western Asia, North Africa, America, and Australia, predominantly along sandy sea-coasts. Four species are found in the USSR. Cakile baltica is found along the Baltic coast, C euxina, along the shores of the Black and Azov seas, and C. arctica and C. lapponica, along the coasts of the White and Barents seas. The seeds of the plants contain a fatty oil; the young herbs are used in food.

REFERENCE

Pobedimova, E. G. “Rod Cakile Mill.” (Special section.) In Novosti sistematiki vysshikh rastenii Moscow-Leningrad, 1964.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Seven nights at Sea Rocket costs from EUR231pp from Aug 20-27.
Sibling sea rocket plants don't compete with each other as fiercely as unrelated plants do, reports Susan A.
A variety of typical dune flora can still be found here, even though most of the sand dunes as such have gone: sea rocket, buckshorn plantain, storksbill, restharrow, kidney vetch, scurvy grass, centaury, hare's foot clover and evening primose all conspicuous.
Prickly pear cactus, dune sea rocket, verbena and coreopsis surround the rock overhang and high-sloping sands at the North Beach site.
Sea Rocket Christy Roche 5th, 2m maiden hurdle, Galway, August 4 From the 50-odd races run at Galway during the week, this would have to have been one of the bigger eyecatchers.