Frankenia laevis

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Sea heath
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Frankeniaceae
Genus: Frankenia
F. laevis
Binomial name
Frankenia laevis

Frankenia laevis, commonly sea heath, is a low shrub in the family Frankeniaceae. It is native to south-west Europe and Britain and to northwestern Africa, including Macaronesia.[1] It grows on the coast. It is rare in the Britain.[2]


Frankenia laevis is native to the south-west of Europe (the Balearic Islands, Corsica, France, Italy, Portugal, Sardinia, and Spain), Sicily, Great Britain, the Azores, and the west of north Africa (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia).[1]


  1. ^ a b "Frankenia laevis L". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Frankenia laevis Sea Heath". UK Wild Flowers. Retrieved 27 September 2012.