Sea Thrift or Sea Pink

(Armeria maritima var. californica)
Seathrift near Crissy marsh.

Will Elder, NPS

Origin Of Genus Name: Armeria is Latin; from old French name for flower "Dianthus."

Presidio Locations: Found on coastal bluffs, coastal dunes and marsh upland.

Range In State: Coastal California.

Description: This native perennial species has spherical clusters of tiny, funnel-shaped, pale pink flowers on stems 10 to 14 inches high with short, slender grass-like leaves in mounds. Blooms April to August.

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Last updated: February 28, 2015

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