Sea Lavender


Name: Sea Lavender

Scientific name: Limonium axillare

Type: Shrub

Color: Green,Purple

Habitat: Coastal Areas

Size: 20 - 50 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Small shrub. Flowering. Mar–Apr. Status: Native. Common. Also recorded: Bahrain, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Frequent to dominant on beaches, sabkha edge and other saline habitats around the coasts. Uses: Ghazanfar states the whole plant is used against diarrhoea and as an astringent. Notes: The related species Limonium carnosum (Boiss.) Kuntze is recorded from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE and doubtfully Oman (Ghazanfar 2003), and is therefore quite likely to occur in Qatar.