Sea rocket

Cakile edentula
Family: Brassicaceae

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.


Weed Impact:

  • 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.

Control Methods:

  • Grubbing (all year). Plants may be manually removed by hand and destroyed.

N.B. Always check the herbicide label before use.