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Argusia gnaphalodes (Sea lavender)
Smith, R.W.

Argusia gnaphalodes

Argusia gnaphalodes (L.) Heine

Sea Lavender, Bay Lavender, Sea Rosemary, Beach Heliotrope

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

Synonym(s): Mallotonia gnaphalodes, Tournefortia gnaphalodes

USDA Symbol: ARGN2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear , Spatulate
Inflorescence: Cyme
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: To about 5 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Flowers white or pinkish with red or yellowish-green throats.



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.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Argusia gnaphalodes in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Argusia gnaphalodes in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Argusia gnaphalodes


Record Modified: 2015-03-16
Research By: JAM

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