Limonium vulgare | Sea lavender
August 5, 2015 by
Spotting sea lavender on Seaford Head
A brisk walk up Seaford Head today, visiting the beach on the way. These chalk cliffs are the start of the famous Seven Sisters.
Seagulls, cormorants and sometimes kittiwakes can be viewed at Splash Point Seaford
The purple Limonium flowers are in bloom
It is August and the sea lavender is flowering in the low grass kept down by rabbits on the thin soil.
Sea lavender limonium on the chalk cliffs
Sea lavender a little way up Seaford Head with the town beach below
Sea lavender Limonium vulgare purple wildflower Seaford Head August 2015
Sea lavender and sea pinks cliff edge Seaford Head
Keep away from the cliff edge it’s crumbly!
Limonium is completely unrelated to lavender and unfortunately has none of the aromatic fragrance! I sell both dried flowers (commercially grown) in my shop at daisyshop.co.uk and have noticed that Limonium does retain the fragrance of the sea to some extent!
Revisiting the Sea pink flowers
The sea pinks have all but gone over – just the occasional colourful flower nodding amongst the seed heads on the cliff.
Sea pinks thrift Armeria maritima still flowering in August on Seaford Head 2015