Host an Event Volunteer Join Tickets

Support the plant database you love!


Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or you can choose a plant family:

Limonium californicum

Limonium californicum (Boiss.) A. Heller

California Sealavender, Marsh Rosemary

Plumbaginaceae (Leadwort Family)

Synonym(s): Limonium californicum var. mexicanum, Limonium mexicanum

USDA Symbol: LICA5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

No images of this plant

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate , Obovate , Spatulate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Obtuse
Leaf Texture: Leathery
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall when flowering.
Fruit: Utricle.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Petals lavender to whitish.



Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW OBL
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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-16
Research By:

Go back