Plumbaginaceae
Leadwort Family, Plumbago Family
2 genera
3 species
2 subspecies and varieties
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Armeria arenariaJersey thrift
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; not known from elsewhere in North America.
Habitat: Roadsides, fields, ditches, and other disturbed open areas at low elevations.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: April-July
Armeria maritimasea-pink, thrift
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington, chiefly in the coastal counties; Alaska to California, east across Canada to northeastern North America; Greenland and Europe.
Habitat: Along beaches, coastal bluffs and balds, occasionally inland in prairies.
Origin: Native
Flowers: March-July
ssp. californica – sea-pink, thrift
ssp. maritima – sea-pink, thrift
Limonium californicumwestern marsh-rosemary
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington along the coast; northwestern Washington to Baja California, Mexico.
Habitat: Coastal salt marshes.
Origin: Introduced from Oregon or California
Flowers: July-September