Armeria

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Armeria
Armeria sp Sturm57.jpg
by Sturm (1796)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Genus: Armeria
Willd.
species

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Armeria is a genus of flowering plants. These plants are sometimes known as "Lady's Cushion", "thrift", or "sea pink" (the latter because as they are often found on coastlines). The genus counts over a hundred species, mostly native to the Mediterranean, although Armeria maritima is an exception, being distributed along the coasts of the Northern Hemisphere, including Ireland, parts of the United Kingdom such as Cornwall, and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Wales.[1]

Some are popular with gardeners as rockery plants.

Some species and subspecies

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Armitage, James (2013), Longshore thrift, The Garden (Royal Horticultural Society) 138 (4): 47–50