Cakile lanceolata

coastal searocket

Brassicaceae (mustard family)

wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2 ft    Width: 2 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      white,lavender
Fruit Color: fruit color      yellow
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Hurricane wind resistance


Recommended Uses: Searocket is best used to hold loose sand in place such as the beach dune system.
Propagation: The searocket produces pods shaped like a rocket with two seeds, one in the top, which drops off and is carried away by wind or water, and the bottom with remains with the plant.
Availability: Specialty providers
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Highly salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam


wildlife plant  
Attracts Butterflies and bees
Native Habitats: Coastal dunes. Identified along the Indian River lagoon and the Atlantic shoreline to the Gulf and across to the panhandle of Florida.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Pronuciation : Ca-ki-le lan-see-oh-lay-tuh The searocket blooms July through September. Annual to short-lived perennial.