Tired of tasteless greens in your salads? Don't want to pack refrigerated items for a camping trip? Perhaps it's time you visited the ocean and gathered some fleshy leaves of American Sea-rocket (Cakile edentula). This plant grows above the high-tide line, among rocks or in the sand, and survives salty, sunny and windy conditions that few species can tolerate.
The flowers, young seedpods, and fleshy leaves of this plant are edible (raw or cooked), and have a unique, peppery punch.