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Matted Sea-lavender

Limonium bellidifolium

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Caryophyllales
Family:
Plumbaginaceae (Thrift)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
30 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Saltmarshes, sand dunes, seaside.

Flower:
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Purple, 5 petals
 
The inflorescence consists of compact spikes of purple flowers.
Fruit:
A one-seeded capsule.
Leaves:
A compact, evergreen, mat-forming perennial flower with zigzagged branches and oblong to spoon-shaped, dark green, untoothed leaves. The stems are wiry. Matted Sea-lavender is smaller than Common Sea-lavender (Limonium vulgare) and much more scarce.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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