Growth Habit: Sea rocket is a low growing, succulent commonly found in sandy areas and near the ocean.
Type of Plant: Sea rock it an annual.
Flowers: Flowers range from white to pink to purple.
Fruit/Seed: Seeds are contained in a long, rough pod.
Dispersal: Seeds are released from the pods and moved by wind and water.
Distribution: Sea rocket is widespread on beaches and sand dunes throughout Tasmania.
Status: Undeclared in Tasmania.
- Sea rocket is able to quickly colonise beaches, forming thick colonies in a few years. These colonies restrict access and recreational use of the beach and surrounding areas.
For further information contact the Department of Primary Industry, Water and Environment, Tasmania.
- Grubbing (all year). Plants may be manually removed by hand and destroyed.
N.B. Always check the herbicide label before use.