Perennial herb to about 50 cm tall. Basal leaves 4-8 cm long, more or less oblanceolate, 1-3 cm wide, entire, hairless. Flowering stems angled or ribbed but not winged, stem leaves scaly or absent. Flowers with sepals white to pink about 6-8 mm long, petals yellow; spring.
Vic, Tas, NSW, Qld
Grows naturally in coastal salt marshes.
Flowering stems angled but not ribbed; flowers with yellow petals (cf. L. otolepis and L. sinense below).
L. otolepis (Schrank) Kuntze, Lacy Sea Lavender, is a naturalised Asian plant that is occasionally grown in gardens and differs in having almost round stem leaves that are more than 1 cm wide and sepals about 2 mm long.
L. sinense (Girard) Kuntze from China is sometimes offered; it has obovate leaves to 5 cm long, pinkish white sepals and yellow petals.
Source: (1997). Plumbaginaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.