Limonium bellidifolium (Matted Sea-lavender)


A mat-forming perennial herb of the upper parts of saltmarshes and saltmarsh-sand dune transitions, especially where firm sandy or silty sediments overlie coarser grained material. Lowland.



World Distribution

Eurosiberian Southern-temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 8

Reaction (Ellenberg): 8

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5


Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 5

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.6

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16

Annual Precipitation (mm): 603

Life form information

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary




Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 14

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.01

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (199c)
Flora dels Països Catalans, III. Pirolàcies-Compostes,
de Bolòs, O., and Vigo J.
, Barcelona, (1995)

British Red Data Books. 1. Vascular plants, edn 3,
Wigginton, M. J.
, Peterborough, (1999)