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

USDA Zones:

Map is 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.