Sea-Lavender or Leadwort

Family

(Plumbaginaceae)

Flowers in the Sea-Lavender Family come in 5 parts, meaning they have 5 petals, and 5 stamens. Each of the petals are regular, (they all look the same). The flowers are lavender and line up along the branchlets of the plant. They grow as shrubs and herbs, and often along salt marshes. They leaves are lance-shaped, and basal, althgough sometimes growing along the stem in an alternate pattern. There are about 10 species in our area.
Sea-Lavender
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