Limonium duriusculum

Limonium duriusculum_Ron Vanderhoff
Photo by Ron Vanderhoff

Synonyms: Statice companyonis; Limonium thiniense; Limonium duriusculum subsp. companyonis; Limonium duriusculum subsp. thiniense

Common names: European sea lavendar

Limonium duriusculum (European sea lavendar) is a perennial herb (family Plumbaginaceae) with tiny purple flowers and oval-shaped leaves found in the desert ranges and central and south coast ranges of California. It is native to the Mediterranean. It favors marshes, scrub and chaparral, and riparian and bottomland habitat. It spreads via seed. Human activities and water help disperse the seeds.

Rating: Moderate

Cal-IPC Resources

  • Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.
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  • Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings - Presentations and papers from our annual Symposium.
  • Don't Plant a Pest! - Select your region to find non-invasive alternatives to ornamental species. Also see our statewide brochure on trees.

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