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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Cakile||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cakile edentula (Bigelow) Hook.
Stem: generally ascending to erect, <= 8 dm. Leaf: cauline ovate to spoon-shaped, petioled or not. Flower: sepals 3.5--5 mm; petals 0 or 4.5--9.5 mm. Fruit: 1.2--2.9 cm, 5--9 mm wide; terminal segment 7--15 mm, tip +- flat. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Beach dunes; Elevation: < 50 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, CCo, SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to eastern North America. Flowering Time: May--Nov Note: Now less common in California, being replaced by Cakile maritima.
Synonyms: Cakile edentula subsp. californica (A. Heller) Hultén
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cakile
Next taxon: Cakile maritima
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2017. Cakile edentula, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16523, accessed on February 22, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 22, 2017.