Limonium arborescens

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Limonium arborescens
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Inflorescence
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Genus: Limonium
Species: L. arborescens
Binomial name
Limonium arborescens
(Brouss.) Kuntze

Limonium arborescens is a species of sea lavender known by the common name tree limonium and siempreviva. It is endemic to the Canary Islands, where it is a plant of coastal habitat.

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This is a tough perennial herb growing from a woody rhizome. The thick leaves are oval in shape and up to about 30 centimeters long including the petioles, located in a basal rosette about the stem. The inflorescence is a stiff, branching panicle often exceeding a meter tall bearing large clusters of flowers. The flowers have lavender sepals and smaller white petals.

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.

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