In May 1991, Sea Lavender was added to a Rhode Island state law that protects many wild decorative plants. As a result, it is illegal to dig or pick the flower without the landowner's written permission.
When in abundance, the tiny flowers appear as if blue-gray mist blown in over the meadows from sea, and on closer view each plant suggests sea-spray itself.
This marshy plant is well equipped with solid and strong tap root system.
Sea Lavender can be easily propagated through cuttings, seeds and division methods.
Coastal development has destroyed much of the habitat sea lavender requires for survival.
Because of its popularity in floral decorations, sea lavender has been over-collected. Picking the flowers stops the plant from producing seeds for future generations; pulling it up by the roots destroys the entire plant