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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-21 UPDATED!

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Limonium latifolium

Sea lavender, statice

UPDATE: This former mystery plant has been identified, thanks to jerztomato and insanely sane! And here are some links to more information:

One from the Fine Gardening website

And one from Better Homes and Gardens magazine.


Another plant mislabeled at the garden store! This one was tagged as Italian lavender, but from what I'm seeing online, this is not what Italian lavender looks like. It is vaguely familiar, but I can't quite settle on the right name. Someone here knows, though, I'm sure. Even wild guesses are welcome!

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Submitted by twig on

I was trying to remember, but all I could think of was "stock." I've never heard it called sea lavender before -- nice name.

Thank you, thank you!! Time to update ....