Australian Native Plants

  Limonium australe (Native Sea Lavender)


Limonium australe photo
Native Sea Lavender, Limonium australe growing in saltmarsh. Bermagui NSW

Photograph by John Tann from Sydney. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Limonium australe photo
Native Sea Lavender, Limonium australe growing in saltmarsh. Bermagui NSW

Photograph by John Tann from Sydney. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



Credits:
Description and Habitat information is sourced from: Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Common saltmarsh plants of Queensland, https://www.publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/common-saltmarsh-plants-of-queensland Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.



NATIVE SEA LAVENDER FACTS

distribution map showing range of Limonium australe in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Native Sea Lavender

Description
Native Sea Lavender plants are perennial herbs with a clumping appearance and grow to around 40 cm tall.
Native sea lavender leaves grow directly from roots (no stem), are narrow at the base and widen near the tips. The roots are very sturdy and thick.
Flowers grow from a tall stalk at the centre of the plant. The flower heads are heavily branched with flat-topped clusters of flowers. The flowers are yellow and bloom between September and March.

Habitat
saltmarshes and mud flats

Distribution
Native Sea Lavender is found in eastern Australia in coastal areas of Queensland south of Mackay, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania



Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Plumbaginaceae
Genus:Limonium
Species:australe
Common Name:Native Sea Lavender