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Armeria maritima ssp. sibirica

Armeria maritima (Mill.) Willd. ssp. sibirica (Turcz. ex Boiss.) Nyman

Siberian Sea Thrift

Plumbaginaceae (Leadwort Family)

Synonym(s): Armeria arctica, Armeria labradorica, Armeria labradorica var. submutica, Armeria maritima ssp. arctica, Armeria maritima ssp. labradorica, Armeria maritima ssp. purpurea, Armeria maritima var. labradorica, Armeria maritima var. purpurea, Armeria maritima var. sibirica, Armeria scabra, Armeria scabra ssp. sibirica, Armeria vulgaris


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Margin: Entire
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Pink, aging to white.


USA: AK , CO , OR , PA , WA
Canada: BC , MB , NL , NT , NU , ON , QC , YT
Native Habitat: Gravelly tundra, flood plains, lakes and seashores, alpine meadows.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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. sibirica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Armeria maritima ssp. sibirica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Armeria maritima ssp. sibirica


Record Modified: 2022-11-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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