Herb: Sea Rocket
Latin name: Cakile edentula
Edible parts of Sea Rocket:Leaves and young stems - raw or cooked. The younger leaves are used in salads whilst older leaves are mixed with milder tasting leaves and used as a potherb. A horseradish flavour. Root - dried and ground into a powder, then mixed with cereal flours and used to make bread. A famine food, only used when all else fails.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sandy or gravelly beaches from S. Labrador to S. Carolina and also around the Great Lakes.
Propagation of Sea Rocket:Seed - sow late spring or early autumn in situ. Germination is usually rapid.
Cultivation of the herb:Sandy or gravelly beaches from S. Labrador to S. Carolina and also around the Great Lakes.
Medicinal use of Sea Rocket:None known
Known hazards of Cakile edentula:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.