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Common Name: Sea Lavender
Limonium vulgare is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials..
Western and southern Europe, including Britain, N. Africa, N. America.
Muddy salt marshes, avoiding shade[
|Pollinators||Flies, bees, wind, Self
Succeeds in light dry soils[
]. Tolerates maritime exposure[
A good bee plant[
The roots are decongestant and depurative[
]. They are used in the treatment of consumption with haemorrhage[
The plant repels moths[
The root is a source of tannin[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring. Very difficult[
Root cuttings in late autumn or winter[