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European searocket

Cakile maritima

Description:

Cakile maritima (European searocket), is a common plant in the mustard family. This is a plant in succulent form, which grows in clumps or mounds in the sand on beaches and bluffs. The shiny leaves are fleshy, green and tinted with purple or magenta, and long-lobed. It has white to light purple flowers and sculpted, segmented, corky brown fruits one to three centimeters long. The fruits float and are water-dispersed. It was spotted in Bouria beach, Skyros island, Greece.

Notes:

In the second pic you may see the common capparis spinosa pentatomidae pest, Eurydema eckerleini, infecting also the Cakile maritima species. The unusual form of the pictured plant, might be the result of the bug presence.


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Θεσσαλία - Στερεά Ελλάδα, Greece

Lat: 38.92, Long: 24.58

Spotted on Sep 9, 2018
Submitted on Jan 6, 2019

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