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Limonium carolinianum (Walter) Britton
lavender thrift

General Information
Symbol: LICA17
Group: Dicot
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
Other Common Names: American thrift
canker root
marsh root
seaside thrift
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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©Nelson DeBarros. United States. Usage Requirements.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 718. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
LIAN9 Limonium angustatum (A. Gray) Small
LICAA2 Limonium carolinianum (Walter) Britton var. angustatum (A. Gray) S.F. Blake
LICAA3 Limonium carolinianum (Walter) Britton var. angustifolium S.F. Blake
LICAC4 Limonium carolinianum (Walter) Britton var. compactum Shinners
LICAN2 Limonium carolinianum (Walter) Britton var. nashii (Small) B. Boivin
LICAO Limonium carolinianum (Walter) Britton var. obtusilobum (S.F. Blake) H.E. Ahles
LICAT3 Limonium carolinianum (Walter) Britton var. trichogonum (S.F. Blake) B. Boivin
LINA Limonium nashii Small
LINAA2 Limonium nashii Small var. albiflorum (Raf.) House
LINAA Limonium nashii Small var. angustatum (A. Gray) H.E. Ahles
LINAT Limonium nashii Small var. trichogonum (S.F. Blake) S.F. Blake
LIOB3 Limonium obtusilobum S.F. Blake
LITR8 Limonium trichogonum S.F. Blake


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Plumbaginales
Family Plumbaginaceae – Leadwort family
Genus Limonium Mill. – sea lavender
Species Limonium carolinianum (Walter) Britton – lavender thrift

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
New York
sea lavender
Exploitably Vulnerable

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont OBL
Great Plains OBL
Northcentral & Northeast OBL



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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