Limonium sinuatum, Statice sinuata,
Cut-Leaf Sea-Lavender, עדעד כחול

Scientific name:  Limonium sinuatum (L.) Miller
Synonym name:  Statice sinuata L.
Common name:   Cut-Leaf Sea-Lavender
Hebrew name:   עדעד כחול
Family:  Plumbaginaceae, עפריתיים

Bloemen in Israel, Wilde Bloemen

Life form:   Hemicryptophyte
Stems:  45-60 cm high, inflorescence branches sometimes green and more or less prominently winged
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, entire, pinnately lobed margins
Inflorescence:  Terminal corymbs
Flowers:  Calyx lobes blue; corolla lobes cream
Fruits / pods:  Utricles ca. 5 mm
Flowering Period:   March, April, May, June
Habitat:   Mediterranean strand
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Limonium sinuatum, Statice sinuata, Cut-Leaf Sea-Lavender, עדעד כחול


Derivation of the botanical name:
Limonium, Greek leimon, a meadow; in allusion to the common habitat in salt meadows.
sinuatum , sinuate, with a wavy margin; wavy edged.
Statice, Latin, an astringent plant; Greek statikos, causing to stand, astringent; Sea lavender.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Miller is used to indicate Philip Miller (1691 – 1771), a botanist of Scottish descent.

Limonium sinuatum, Statice sinuata, Cut-Leaf Sea-Lavender, עדעד כחול