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Common Sea-lavendar

Limonium vulgare

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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)
Also in this family:
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
30 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Mud, saltmarshes, seaside.

Flower:
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Purple, 5 petals
 
Leafless branched spikes of tiny mauve flowers.
Fruit:
A small fruit capsule, containing one seed and enclosed in the papery calyx.
Leaves:
Deciduous. Elliptical to broadly linear leaves. The leaf veins are pinnate.
Aroma:
Despite being called Sea-lavendar, unlike Lavendar, this flower does not have any fragrance. Sea-lavendar is not a true Lavendar.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Distribution Map

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