Limonium sinuatum

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Limonium sinuatum
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Limonium sinuatum
Nezahat Gökyiğit Park, Istanbul
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Genus: Limonium
Species: L. sinuatum
Binomial name
Limonium sinuatum

Limonium sinuatum, commonly known as wavyleaf sea lavender,statice, sea lavender, notch leaf marsh rosemary, sea pink,[1][2] is a Mediterranean plant species in the family Plumbaginaceae known for its papery flowers that can be used in dried arrangements.

It is common to find it in Southern Spain, North Africa, Canary Islands and even in Israel. It usually grows up in sandy grounds.

Description[edit]

Limonium sinuatum

It is a short-lived perennial plant, and is often treated as an annual. The leaves are pinnate, lobed, and lance-shaped – up to 10 cm (3.9 in) long. All parts are downy. The winged flower stems appear in summer, and are about 70 cm (28 in) tall. The flowers present in short, papery clusters in colours ranging from white to pink, purple, and yellow. It has been known to become invasive.[3]

Yellow statice flowers, close up from side
Yellow statice flowers, close up from top
Limonium sinuatum
Limonium sinatum 'Midnight Blue'

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-22. Retrieved 2015-01-12. 
  2. ^ http://www.egmontseeds.co.nz/flowers/statice-pacific-mix
  3. ^ Flora - The Gardener's Bible. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd. 2013. p. 821. ISBN 978-1-74048-017-8.