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Limonium ramosissimum  (Poir.) Maire  ssp. provinciale  (Pignatti) Pignatti
Algerian sealavender
Limonium ramosissimum ssp. provinciale is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
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Parent: Limonium ramosissimum
Genus: Limonium
Family: Plumbaginaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: escaped cultivar

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

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[Wikipedia] Mediterranean native, Invasiveness: Limonium ramosissimum, the Algerian sea lavender, is a species of sea lavender (Limonium) native to the Mediterranean region. Its specific epithet ramosissimum means "many-branched" in Latin. Ecological characteristics As a halophyte, Limonium ramosissimum has the ability to tolerate a wide range of salt levels (salinity-tolerant) in the soil and also has the ability to actively lower the soil salinity by taking up and excreting salt through glands in the inflorescence, which are then free to break off and blow away. This could have the effect of changing the species composition of an area by reducing salinity in the soil. Invasive species These plants are also very fecund, producing many seeds, and are also able to compete with native flora. It has escaped cultivation and become an invasive species in salt marshes of California. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

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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: 07/18/2024).