Common Sea-Lavender is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in saltmarshes and coastal margins, to a mature height of up to 40cm.
Sea Lavender is named after its maritime habitat and its similarity to garden Lavender in colour and flower shape. However, the flowers of the two are arranged in very different flowerheads, with the Sea Lavender being a species of Statice.
Botanic classification and naming: Common Sea-Lavender is a member of the Leadwort (Plumbaginaceae) family. The genus name
'Limonium' identifies the plant as a Statice and its species name 'vulgare' means 'common species'.