Common sea lavender Limonium vulgare

Status
Best Time to See
Colour
Habitat Coastal

This plant creates wonderful swathes of pale purple across the saltmarshes of Britain. Despite its name and colour common sea lavender is not actually a true lavender and doesn't share their distinctive smell. It is, however, just as popular with butterflies and other insects.

Distribution

Common sea lavender can be found scattered across the coasts of Britain although it is absent from most of Scotland and entirely from Ireland.

Habitat

Saltmarshes, creek banks, coastal flats - generally anywhere muddy by the sea.

Best time to see

Flowers from July to October.