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Limonium carolinianum

CAROLINA SEALAVENDER

LAVENDER THRIFT

SEA LAVENDER

Florida native

 

A frequent perennial wildflower of brackish marshes, mangrove swamps salt flats and coastal strands in most of the coastal counties of Florida. The range extends along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts from Mexico to Canada, plus Bermuda.
Slender stems with alternate, scale-like leaves grow to 61 cm (2 ft.) tall, including the branching inflorescences. Carolina sealavender has basal leaves that vary in shape. The flowers are less than 1cm (3/8 in.) long, having a five lobed and tubular-funnelform lavender corolla with a five-lobed white calyx. Fruit is a capsule.
Another plant that is called sea lavender is Heliotropium gnaphalodes, also known as sea rosemary which is found on beach dunes and coastal thickets along parts of the east Florida coast.

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Limonium carolinianum is a member of the Plumbaginaceae - Leadwort family.
 

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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