Herb: Sea Rocket
Latin name: Cakile maritima
Synonyms: Bunias cakile, Cakile edentula
Edible parts of Sea Rocket:Leaves, stems, flower buds and immature seedpods - raw or cooked. They are rich in vitamin C but have a very bitter taste. Used mainly as a flavouring. Very young leaves can be added to salads whilst older leaves can be mixed with milder tasting leaves and used as a potherb. Root - dried and ground into a powder, then mixed with cereal flours and used to make bread. A famine food, it is only used in times of scarcity. The seed contains a fatty oil. No more details are given.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Sandy and shingly places all around the coast.
Propagation of Sea Rocket:Seed - sow late spring or early autumn in situ. Germination is usually rapid.
Cultivation of the herb:Sandy and shingly places all around the coast.
Medicinal use of Sea Rocket:None known
Known hazards of Cakile maritima:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.