Taxon  Report   675    
Armeria maritima  (Mill.) Willd.  ssp. californica  (Boiss.) A. E. Porsild
California sea pink,  California seapink, Sea pink or thrift, Sea thrift
Armeria maritima ssp. californica
© 2011 Steven Perry
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Armeria maritima ssp. californica
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Armeria maritima ssp. californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Armeria maritima ssp. californica
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Genus: Armeria
Parent: Armeria maritima
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Armeria arctica ssp. californica
ICPN + PLANTS: Armeria maritima var. californica
More information about  Armeria maritima ssp. californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2018).

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