S. Limonium: radical leaves obovate or oblong, entire, glabrous, narrowed into a long stalk; flower- stem erect, leafless, 1/2-1 foot or more high, repeatedly forked, so as to form a broad corymbose panicle, with a membranous bract at each division, the flowers numerous, in short, rather loose spikes at the end of the branches; calyx scarious, pale purple, with five short, broad teeth, subsequently much enlarged; petals bluish-purple. - Sea Lavender. - Maritime sands and salt marshes. Fl. July, August.