It rushed back upon him, that time of waiting, marked by the flowering and the fading of the sea lavender.
The pedicels of all the species of the sea lavender, particularly of Statice arborea, are often mistaken for the flowers.
Little patches of sea lavender gave purple colour to the marshland.
In the early summer the thrift colours them with pink and white, and later a purple carpet is spread by the sea lavender.
The last of the sea lavender was fading, but horned poppies and chicory were in bloom.