West Highland Flora

Thrift


Armeria maritima

 

Armeria maritima

Photo Sue Watkins
Idrigill House B&B, Uig, Skye

Abundant on sea shores.  Also occasional in mountains.

Flowerheads (made up of several flowers) up to 2.5 cm in diameter, individual flowers c 8 mm

ID: Flowers pink, with 5 petals.  Leaves linear, all from base.  Brown sheath extends some 2.5 cm down stem from flowerhead.

Other features: Turns large areas of shore pink in May, but odd flowers continue to appear until October.

 

Armeria maritima

Photo Neil Smith

 

  Armeria maritima

Photo Carl Farmer
26 May 2002 Portree, Skye

Armeria maritima

Photo Carl Farmer
26 May 2002 Portree, Skye

 

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