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Armeria maritima (Mill.) Willd. ssp. californica (Boiss.) A.E. Porsild[FNA5, HC2]
sea-pink, thrift

Publication: Bull. Natl. Mus. Canada. 135: 174. 1955.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA5: "In northern Washington and on Vancouver Island, populations with hairy leaves have been called Armeria maritima var. purpurea (Koch) G. H. M. Lawrence, a dimorphic-flowered taxon from central Europe. The American monomorphic-flowered specimens thought to belong to var. purpurea are not distinct from subsp. californica, except for their hairy leaves. We include hairy-leaved specimens in subsp. californica."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Armeria andina Poepp. ex Boiss. var. californica Boiss.
Armeria arctica (Cham.) Wallr. ssp. californica (Boiss.) Abrams
Armeria maritima (Mill.) Willd. var. californica (Boiss.) G.H.M. Lawr.[HC]
Armeria maritima (Mill.) Willd. var. purpurea (W.D.J. Koch) G.H.M. Lawr., misapplied[HC]