Leadwort Family, Plumbago Family
2 genera
3 species
2 subspecies and varieties
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Armeria arenaria
Origin: Introduced
Armeria maritima
Distribution: West of the Cascades in Washington, chiefly along the coast; Alaska south to California, also Newfoundland and Europe.
Habitat: Along beaches and coastal bluffs, occasionally inland.
Origin: Native
Flowers: March-July
ssp. californica – thrift
Limonium californicumwestern marsh-rosemary
Distribution: Recently (2016) collected in Whatcom county; Oregon south along coast through California to Baja California, Mexico.
Habitat: Coastal salt marshes
Origin: Introduced from Oregon or California
Flowers: July-September