Armeria maritima (Mill.) Willd.
Thrift is one of the leadworts in the Plumbaginaceae family of plants (see Introduction to the Plumbaginaceae below). It has pink flowers and is sometimes referred to as sea pink.
Flora - Vascular - Native
Widespread on the coast of Mull and on mountains in the central massif. The plant is found in the wild in coastal areas throughout the Northern Hemisphere (especially Europe), but also in parts of South America.
According to Jermy & Crabbe (1978) it is found on coastal rocks and cliff ledges, on silt at middle saltmarsh levels, and in montane habitats in crevices, on ledges and in screes.
This page last updated on 12 May 2015