Limonium sinuatum (L.) Mill.

Perennial Sea Lavender

Rough perennial to about 70 cm tall. Leaves rough, 5-10 cm long, 1-3 cm wide with mostly 5-8 lobes. Flowering stems 3-winged, each 1-3 mm wide. Flowers with blue to mauve sepals about 1.5 cm long, petals yellow or pink, drying mauve; spring and summer.

Europe, W Asia

Naturalised in New South Wales and Western Australia. Available as a range of colour cultivars.

Perennial with sinuate leaves.


L. lobatum (L.f.) Kuntze, Winged Sea Lavender of Asia and Africa, also has lobed leaves but flowering stem wings 3-8 mm wide and sepals about 1 cm long; it is naturalised Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia. [L. thouinii (Viv.) Kuntze]

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Plumbaginaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Plumbaginaceae
genus        Limonium Mill.