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Limonium ramosissimum ssp. provinciale (Algerian sea lavender)

Limonium ramosissimum
Limonium ramosissimum ssp. provinciale
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Limonium ramosissimum ssp. provinciale (Algerian sea lavender) is a perennial plant (family Plumbaginaceae) that can be found in Southern California. An ornamental escape native to coastal Mediterranean, it grows in coastal areas and sand dunes. The plant reproduces by seeds which can retain the ability to germinate after two weeks floating in salt water. Currently only the provinciale subspecies is listed on our Inventory. However, many collections recorded in California have not included a subspecies. Also, the Limonium species along the southern California coast may actually be Limonium duriusculum rather than L. ramosissimum.

Cal-IPC Inventory rating: Limited

Cal-IPC Resources on Limonium ramosissimum

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • Cal-IPC (2008). Weed Alerts. Cal-IPC News. 16: 8.

Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings

  • Perlmutter, M., G. Archbald, et al. (2011). Eradicating Algerian sea lavender (Limonium ramosissimum) from San Francisco Bay wetlands. Cal-IPC 2011 Symposium. Tahoe City, CA, California Invasive Plant Council.
  • Cleave, A. and K. E. Boyer (2010). Effects of invasive Limonium ramosissimum on native salt marsh communities in a changing environment. Cal-IPC 2010 Symposium. Ventura, CA, California Invasive Plant Council.
  • Archbald, G. and K. Boyer (2009). Evaluating the potential for spread of an invasive forb, Limonium ramosissimum, in San Francisco Bay salt marshes. Cal-IPC Symposium 2009. Visalia, CA, Cal-IPC.

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