Limonium limbatum


Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 25: 317. 1898.

Synonyms: Limonium limbatum var. glabrescens Correll Statice limbata
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 608. Mentioned on page 607.

Leaves all in basal rosettes, living at anthesis, 10–25 cm; petiole narrowly winged distally, 0.1–9 cm, shorter than blade; blade oblong-spatulate, obovate, or elliptic, 4–16 × 1.5–6.5 cm, leathery, base gradually tapered, margins entire, apex rounded or retuse, often short-cuspidate, cusp less than 1 mm; main lateral veins ascending, obscurely pinnate. Inflorescences: axes not winged, 30–60(–100) cm × 2–3 mm, glabrous; nonflowering branchlets absent; spikelets densely aggregated at tips of branchlets, internodes 0.5–3 mm; subtending bracts 1–5 mm, apex obtuse, surfaces and margins glabrous; flowers 1–3 per spikelet. Flowers: calyx whitish distally, with reddish brown ribs, obconic to slightly funnelform, 3.5–5 mm, ribs usually densely pubescent; tube ca. 3 mm; lobes spreading at maturity, 0.5–1.5 × 1–1.5 mm; petals blue to nearly white, not exceeding calyx. Utricles 2.5–3 mm.

Phenology: Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Wet meadows, gypsum soils, salt flats, alkaline depressions in the interior
Elevation: 400-1800 m


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Ariz., N.Mex., Okla., Tex.


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Lower Taxa

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Alan R. Smith +
Ariz. +, N.Mex. +, Okla. +  and Tex. +
400-1800 m +
Wet meadows, gypsum soils, salt flats, alkaline depressions in the interior +
Flowering Jun–Aug. +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
Limonium limbatum var. glabrescens +  and Statice limbata +
Limonium limbatum +
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