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Limonium carolinianum (Walt.) Britt.
Carolina sealavender, Sea lavender
Synonyms: Limonium nashii
USDA Symbol: LICA17
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A smooth, saltmarsh plant with small pale purple flowers along 1 side of the stems, forming a diffuse branching cluster.
A strikingly showy perennial in late summer on the tidal marshes, it is often associated with other broad-leaved marsh plants that occur in masses or scattered among the marsh grasses. Specimens may vary greatly in size and vigor depending upon growing conditions.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
AL , CT , DE , FL , GA , LA , MA , MD , ME , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , RI , SC , TX , VA Canada: NB
, QC Native Distribution:
Newfoundland and Quebec south to Florida; west to Mississippi and Texas. Native Habitat:
Salt marshes. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Clay, Loam, Sand
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1320
Collected 2013-11-18 in Brazoria County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Record Modified: 2011-07-13
Research By: TWC Staff