Growth Habit: Sea Rocket is a low growing, succulent commonly found in sandy areas and near the ocean. Herbs grow up to 80 cm, branch extensively and sometimes spread along the sand. Leaves are ovate, 4-7 cm long and variously lobed.
Type of Plant: Sea Rock it an annual herb.
Flowers: Flowers range from white to pink to purple. with four petals 4-8 mm long.
Fruit/Seed: Seeds are contained in a long, rough pod, 12-27 mm long and 4-8 mm wide.
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.
- Colonies can reduce diversity of native species.
- These colonies restrict access and recreational use of the beach and surrounding areas.
For further information contact the Department of Primary Industry, Parks, 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.