Irish wildflowers


Photographs: Burren, Co.Clare


Rock Sea-lavenders
Limonium binervosum agg.
Lus liath aille
Family: Plumbaginaceae

Flowering time: July-September. Perennial. Native.

Branched clusters of small blue-mauve flowers. Overlapping petals.
Leaves obvate-lanceolate, 1-3 veined, winged stalks. Height: 8-20cm.
Very variable, there are many subspecies recorded, including
Limonium binervosum ssp. pseudotranswallianum for Co. Clare.

Coastal cliffs, rocks, shingle.
Protected in Northern Ireland.
     
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