Armeria Maritima, Sea Thrift



Common name:
Sea thrift
Scientific name:
Armeria maritima
Main flower color:
Range:
Coastal regions all around the UK, and a few inland areas
Height:
Up to 20 cm
Habitat:
Coastal cliffs, salt marshes and inland mountains
Flowers:
Five pale to dark pink (occasionally all-white) petals, five stamens, five pistils and a ribbed calyx divided into five narrow lobes; flowers form dense, spherical clusters, up to 25 mm in diameter, at the top of leafless, downy stalks. The upper few cm of the stalk is cloaked by a narrow, purple or brownish sheath
Leaves:
Very narrow, hairless, linear, clustered, up to 10 cm long
Season:
April to July
Rarity:
★★★★★