Limonium ramosissimum, Algerian sealavender is a species of Limonium (Sea-Lavender), native to the mediterranean, which has escaped cultivation and become an invasive species in salt marshes of California
Limonium ramosissimum has the ability to tolerate a wide range of salt levels in the soil (salinity) and also has the ability to actively lower the soil salinity by taking up and excreting salt through glands in the inflorescence which are then free to break off and blow away. This could have the effect of changing the species composition of an area by reducing salinity in the soil. These plants are also very fecund, producing lots of seed, and are also able to compete with native flora.
- Limonium ramosissimum ssp. provinciale
- "CalFlora: Limonium ramosissimum". CalFlora. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
- Page, M; Schroeder, S. (2007). Ecology of the Exotic Sea Lavender Limonium ramosissimum in the salt marshes of southern California.
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