Plant ID forum: Coast wildflower of some sort ?

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 9, 2014 6:37 PM CST
This was growing here and there at the upper tide line of Puget Sound (Deception Pass State Park). I usually take photos then check my field guide for ID, but can't find this one. Anyone recognize it?
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chelle
Oct 9, 2014 7:01 PM CST
Maybe a Cakile, or Sea Rocket. Not sure which one though.
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Bonehead
Oct 9, 2014 8:10 PM CST
Yes, that looks right. Seems I have the choice of either C. edentula or C. maritima and I'm not finding anything very clear on how to differentiate between the two. Most range maps put C. edentula where I was, although hard to say when they were last updated. I would also rather have it be C. edentula which is native rather then C. maritima which is introduced - but that's just me. In any event, now I know what sea rocket looks like.
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Horntoad
Oct 9, 2014 8:28 PM CST
I agree it is Cakile and they are edible. http://www.eattheweeds.com/the-cakile-clan-seaside-edibles-2...
Here is some ID info.
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=1...
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 9, 2014 8:53 PM CST
Thanks Horntoad - per your site, I lean toward C. edentula (leaves not heavily toothed) over C. maritima (deeply lobed leaves tinted with magenta). ??
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Bonehead
Oct 10, 2014 2:06 PM CST
After comparing many photos and range maps, I am going with C. edentula as a final ID. Thanks for all the help!
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