Limonium sinuatum (L.) Mill. Perennial Sea Lavender
Gard.Dict. edn 8 (1768)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 6 November 1996

Rosetted perennial, herb, 0.15-0.6 m high. Fl. white-cream-yellow/blue, Jan or Mar to May or Sep to Dec. Disturbed areas.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Murchison, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth, Southern Cross, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta-Margaret River, Bruce Rock, Busselton, Carnamah, Coolgardie, Coorow, Fremantle, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Goomalling, Greater Geraldton, Kulin, Lake Grace, Mandurah, Merredin, Moora, Northam, Pingelly, Ravensthorpe, Toodyay, Wagin, Wanneroo, West Arthur, Wiluna, Wongan-Ballidu, Yilgarn.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Thursday 11 April 2019

Alternative Names. Perennial Sea-lavender, Statice.

General Biology. Growth form. Herb. Life form. Perennial. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Garden refuse, plantings.

Notes. A garden escapee, possibly a cultivar. Widespread on wasteland, roadsides and disturbed vegetation, especially on margins of saline soils.

Additional information. Origin. Europe, western Asia, northern Africa. History of use/introduction. Ornamental, particularly cut flowers.

Suggested method of management and control. Hand remove small infestations. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Germination         U U U U          
Active Growth               Y Y Y Y Y  
Flowering Y Y Y Y Y       Y Y Y Y  
Fruiting Y Y Y Y Y         Y Y Y  
Manual Removal Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.



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