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Limonium carolinianum (Walter) Britton
Carolina sealavender, Sea lavender
Synonym(s): Limonium angustatum, Limonium carolinianum var. angustatum, Limonium carolinianum var. angustifolium, Limonium carolinianum var. compactum, Limonium carolinianum var. nashii, Limonium carolinianum var. obtusilobum, Limonium carolinianum var. trichogonum, Limonium nashii, Limonium nashii var. albiflorum, Limonium nashii var. angustatum, Limonium nashii var. trichogonum, Limonium obtusilobum, Limonium trichogonum
USDA Symbol: lica17
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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
, VA Canada: NB
, QC Native Distribution:
Newfoundland and Quebec south to Florida; west to Mississippi and Texas. Native Habitat:
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Clay, Loam, Sand
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1320
Collected 2013-11-18 in Brazoria County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2011-07-13
Research By: TWC Staff