Sea Lavenders

Sea Lavenders - UK and Ireland : Often photographed and tricky to ID - Could we be underestimating the numbers of the rarer ones (eas

Often photographed and tricky to ID - Could we be underestimating the numbers of the rarer ones (easy to just assume its L vulgare....) ?
To help arrive at an accurate ID, please try to take clear photos that show the leaf venation and other key characters - in particular
- is the main vein pinnately branched, or do all veins arise at the leaf base?
- are there any non-flowering stems which give the whole a disoragnised matted appearance?
- what colour are the anthers?
- what is the overall structure of the inflorescence - open, with few flowers or tighter, with loads of flowers?
25 Aug 2017
JoP