Stiff herbs and small shrubs with flowers in sprays or heads.

Calyx often coloured and persistent. Corolla of five petals, joined at the base. Leaves alternate or basal. Coastal or montaine.

In Cyprus two genera: Limonium (7 species) and Plumbago (1 species).

• Limonium albidum (ssp. cyprium)

• Limonium echioides

• Limonium meyeri

• Limonium narbonense

• Limonium ocymifolium (ssp. bellidifolium)

Limonium sinuatum - Winged Sea Lavender (Athanato)

Limonium virgatum - Twiggy Sea Lavender


Plumbago europaea - European Plumbago