Common Sea-lavender (Limonium vulgare)

The salt marshes of Poole Harbour are now beginning to show some colour other than the dark green that usually abounds.

The lovely lavender blue of the Common Sea-lavender is now coming out and forming large tracts of blue on the marshes. This is becoming especially evident from the double-decker hide at Arne.

Not a lavender at all, the Sea-lavender is related to the pink Thrift we see on the cliffs in early summer, Sea-lavender flowers in July and August, especially along the south and east coast where mudflats abound.

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