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Limonium duriusculum  (Girard) Fourr.
European sea lavender
Limonium duriusculum is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: moderate
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Genus: Limonium
Family: Plumbaginaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Information about  Limonium duriusculum from other sources

[Cal-IPC] Invasiveness: Limonium duriusculum (European sea lavender) is a perennial herb (family Plumbaginaceae) with tiny purple flowers and oval-shaped leaves found primarily in the San Francisco Bay area and central and south coast of California. Populations extend into the coast ranges. Limonium duriusculum is similar to another co-occurring, non-native sea lavender (L. ramosissimum) but can be differentiated by its obovate, blunt-tipped leaves and less compactly-arranged flowers. Intermediate forms have been found in the SF Bay area. It is native to the Mediterranean and favors marshes, scrub and chaparral, and riparian and bottomland habitat. It spreads via seed. Human activities and water help disperse the seeds. Cal-IPC Rating: Moderate (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

[Wikipedia] Southwestern Europe native, Invasive: Limonium duriusculum, the European sea lavender, is a species of flowering plant in the family Plumbaginaceae, native to southwestern Europe. A perennial subshrub, it is an incipient invasive in Californian salt marshes. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/13/2024).