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Armeria maritima ssp. californica

Armeria maritima (Mill.) Willd. ssp. californica (Boiss.) A.E. Porsild

California Seapink, California Sea Pink, Sea Pink, Sea Thrift

Plumbaginaceae (Leadwort Family)

Synonym(s): Armeria arctica ssp. californica, Armeria maritima var. californica


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Scapes up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Maritime rocks, cliffs, sandy bluffs and dunes.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Armeria maritima ssp. californica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Armeria maritima ssp. californica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Armeria maritima ssp. californica


Record Modified: 2020-02-12
Research By: CBR

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