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Taxon: Armeria maritima (Mill.) Willd.

Genus: Armeria
Family: Plumbaginaceae subfamily: Staticoideae tribe: Staticeae
Nomen number: 4226
Place of publication: Enum. pl. 1:333. 1809
Comment: treated as a new combination, based on Statice maritima Mill., which applies to the same taxon, in accordance with Melbourne ICN Art. 41.4 (W. Greuter, pers. comm. via e-mail on 11 Feb 2009)
Name verified on: 21-Apr-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Oct-2013
No species priority site assigned.


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • marsh daisy   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • sea cushion   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • sea daisy   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • sea thrift   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • sea-pink   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • tall thrift   (Source: BSBI ) – English   [Armeria maritima subsp. elongata]
  • thrift   (Source: BSBI ) – English   [Armeria maritima subsp. maritima]
  • thrift   (Source: Pl Book ) – English
  • relva-do-Olimpo   (Source: F Iberica ) – Portuguese
  • armeriâ primorskaâ   (Source: F Baltic ) – Transliterated Russian
  • clavel de playas   (Source: F Iberica ) – Spanish
  • trift   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Western Asia: Turkey
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Buryatia, Eastern Siberia, Krasnoyarsk, Tyumen, Yakutia-Sakha
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Kamchatka, Magadan, Sakhalin
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Faroe Islands; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Montenegro; Romania; Serbia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; Greenland; United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon [w.], Washington [w.]
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California [w.]
    Southern South America: Argentina [s.]; Chile [c. & s.]

  • naturalized elsewhere

  • also cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. 1989–. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. [lists as A. maritima (Mill.) Willd.].
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. [lists as A. maritima (Mill.) Willd.].
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955–1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. [lists as A. maritima (Mill.) Willd.].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. [lists as A. maritima (Mill.) Willd.].
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. [lists as A. maritima (Mill.) Willd.].
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. 2000–. Flora of Siberia (English translation).
  • Laasimer, L. et al., eds. 1993–. Flora of the Baltic countries; compendium of vascular plants.
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Moore, D. M. 1983. Flora of Tierra del Fuego. [lists as A. maritima (Mill.) Willd.].
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. [lists as A. maritima (Mill.) Willd.].
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea. [lists as A. maritima (Mill.) Willd.].
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.


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