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Limonium australe var. baudinii


Limonium australe var. baudiniitasmanian sea-lavender

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Magnoliopsida (dicots), Plumbaginales, Plumbaginaceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: vulnerable
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Vulnerable
Found only in Tasmania
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​Limonium australe var. baudinii is a short-lived perennial herb in the Plumbaginaceae (leadwort) family. It is endemic to saltmarshes in southeastern Tasmania. The total population consists of fewer than 1000 mature plants. The species’ habitat is at risk from drainage and land reclamation, eutrophication, mechanical disturbance and, in the longer term, rising sea levels associated with climate change.

A complete species management profile is not currently available for this species. Check for further information on this page and any relevant Activity Advice.​​

Key Points

  • Important: Is this species in your area? Do you need a permit? Ensure you’ve covered all the issues by checking the Planning Ahead page.
  • Important: Different threatened species may have different requirements. For any activity you are considering, read the Activity Advice pages for background information and important advice about managing around the needs of multiple threatened species.


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To ensure you follow the law - check whether your survey requires a permit. Always report any new records to the Natural Values Atlas, or send the information direct to the Threatened Species Section. Refer to the Activity Advice: Surveying page for background information.

Limonium australe var. baudinii Spring Summer Autumn Winter
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  • Flowers are required to confirm the identity and aid detection of this short-lived perennial herb. Flowering occurs from January to April, with material adequate for identification purposes being retained on the plant for a further month or two.
  • Limonium australe var. baudinii is known only from the Triabunna area where it occurs in succulent or graminoid saltmarsh close to the high water mark, typically near small brackish streams.

Helping the species

Cutting or clearing trees or vegetation






Changing water flow / quality

Use of chemicals


Further information

​Check also for listing statement or notesheet pdf above (below the species image)​.

​​Cite as: Threatened Species Section (). (): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link. ​ ​Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania. Accessed on .

Contact details: Threatened Species Section, Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania​, GPO Box 44, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7001. Phone (1300 368 550).

Permit: A permit is required under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 to 'take' (which includes kill, injure, catch, damage, destroy and collect), keep, trade in or process any specimen or products of a listed species. Additional permits may also be required under other Acts or regulations to take, disturb or interfere with any form of wildlife or its products, (e.g. dens, nests, bones). This may also depend on the tenure of the land and other agreements relating to its management. ​​​​​