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European searocket. Oruga de mar

Cakile maritima


It is a plant with an annual life cycle, that is, each spring it is born, grows, reproduces and disappears until the following year. It can reach almost half a meter in height. Its leaves are fleshy, very divided in appearance and green in color, although sometimes they can appear tinted magenta. Very abundant flowering with flowers arranged in clusters. It has 4 petals of light colors (white or purple). Elongated and thick fruit with two lateral appendages at its base like an arrow. The seeds are very light.


In an area near the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, also in dry terrain, roadsides, cultivated fields and in rough environments.

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eulalia rubio
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eulalia rubio

Sagunt, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Jul 1, 2021
Submitted on Jul 1, 2021

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