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Armeria maritima subsp. californica

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Family: PlumbaginaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: LEADWORT FAMILY
Habit: Annual to shrub [vine]. Leaf: simple, generally in basal rosette (cauline), entire or lobed. Inflorescence: raceme, cyme, or panicle (head-like in Armeria), generally scapose. Flower: bisexual, radial, generally small; calyx tubular, generally membranous or partly scarious, lobes 5, persistent; petals 5, +- free to +- fused, clawed, +- intertwined; stamens 5, opposite petals, occasionally epipetalous; ovary superior, generally 5-lobed or -ribbed, chamber and ovule 1, styles 5, occasionally fused. Fruit: utricle, achene, or capsule, +- enclosed in calyx.
Genera In Family: 27 genera, +- 1000 species: +- worldwide, especially Mediterranean, western and central Asia. Note: Some cultivated as ornamental (Limonium used as dried flower).
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: ArmeriaView Description 

Common Name: THRIFT, SEA-PINK
Habit: Perennial herb, rhizomed. Leaf: many, sessile, linear [to lanceolate], entire; veins 1--7, parallel. Inflorescence: head-like, on unbranched, scapose peduncle; involucre sheathing, recurved; bracts subtending individual flowers. Flower: calyx 10-ribbed; styles fused at base, hairy.
Species In Genus: +- 50 species: North America, Europe, Mediterranean, southern South America. Etymology: (Latin, from Old French: name for a dianthus with spheric heads)

Armeria maritima (Mill.) Willd. subsp. californica (Boiss.) A.E. Porsild
NATIVE
Leaf: 6--12 cm, 1--2.5 mm wide, flat, glabrous. Inflorescence: < 2 cm wide; peduncle < 60 cm. Flower: calyx < corolla, both generally pink; calyx tube +- hairy on ribs, lobe tips short, sharp.
Ecology: Ocean bluffs, ridges, coastal strand, sand, exposed grassland; Elevation: < 245 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, CCo, n ChI; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia. Flowering Time: Feb--Sep Note: Other subspecies in boreal North America, northwestern Europe.
Synonyms: Armeria maritima var. californica (Boiss.) G.H.M. Lawr.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock
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Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Armeria maritima subsp. californica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=49279, accessed on April 28, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 28, 2016.


Armeria maritima subsp. californica
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Geographic subdivisions for Armeria maritima subsp. californica:
NCo, CCo, n ChI;
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