[Searockets: The Genus Cakile West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket

Cakile maritima

Synonym: Bunias cakile

European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima

Searocket blooming on the beach just above the high tide mark at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR...........October 7, 2009.

Flower of European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima - Sepals of European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima

Leaf of European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima

Close-ups of the flower and pinnatifid leaf of searocket as seen just above the high tide mark on the beach at Barview Jetty County Park on the Oregon coast..........August 26, 2009.

European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima -- European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima

Searocket as seen just above the high tide mark on the beach at Barview Jetty County Park on the Oregon coast..........August 26, 2009.

Flower of European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima - Fruit of European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima - Sideviews of the calyces of European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima

Leaf of European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima

Close-ups of the flowers, silique (seed pod) and leaf of searocket blooming on the beach at Mo's Restaurant on Siletz Bay, Lincoln City, OR..........October 7, 2009. Note the two horn-like lobes on the silique.

European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima

Searocket blooming on the beach at Mo's Restaurant on Siletz Bay, Lincoln City, OR..........October 7, 2009.

European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima (Synonym: Bunias cakile)

European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima (Synonym: Bunias cakile) - European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima (Synonym: Bunias cakile)

Searocket blooming on the beach on the west side of Bayocean Spit, northern Oregon coast..........August 25, 2012.

European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima - European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima (Synonym: Bunias cakile)

European searocket as seen at left on the beach at South Beach, Newport, OR..........October 7, 2009. The photo at right shows european searocket on the beach at Ona Beach State Park.......September 30, 2017.

European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima (Synonym: Bunias cakile) - Fruit of European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima (Synonym: Bunias cakile)

Flowers of European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima (Synonym: Bunias cakile) - Flowers of European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima (Synonym: Bunias cakile) - European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima (Synonym: Bunias cakile)

European searocket as seen on the beach about one-half mile south of the South Jetty, Fort Stevens State Park.........July 27, 2016. Note the lower base of the fruit where the base of the fruit flares outward at the base.

European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima (Synonym: Bunias cakile) - European Searocket, American Sea-rocket, Searocket: Cakile maritima (Synonym: Bunias cakile)

European searocket blooming on the beach at Nehalem Bay State Park.......October 17, 2018.

Paul Slichter