Limonium perezii

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Limonium perezii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Genus: Limonium
Species: L. perezii
Binomial name
Limonium perezii
(Stapf) F.T.Hubbard

Limonium perezii is a species of sea lavender known by the common name Perez's sea lavender. It is native to the Canary Islands, where it is a plant of coastal habitat.

Description[edit]

This is a tough perennial herb growing from a woody rhizome. The thick leaves are oval to round in shape and up to about 30 centimeters (12 in) long including the petioles, located in a basal rosette about the stem. The inflorescence is a stiff, branching panicle 15 to 45 centimeters (5.9 to 17.7 in) tall, topped with bushy clusters of flowers. The small flower has lavender sepals and white petals.[1]

It is also known from coastal southern California, where it is a non-native landscaping escapee which can occasionally be seen growing around beaches and roadsides.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Limonium perezii". Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 

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