Armeria maritima subsp. arctica (Cham.) Hult.
FamilyPlumbaginaceae — APG family: Plumbaginaceae
SynonymsArmeria sibirica, Armeria maritima var. sibirica, Armeria maritima forma arctica Cham.
DescriptionForming dense tussocks; leaves grayish-green, linear; scapes pubescent; flowers in hemispherical glomerules, supported by ovate-lanceolate involucral bracts; flowers in 2-3-flowered spikelets, subtended by bracts; calyx pubescent only on veins, glabrous between; petals pink to purple, much longer than calyx.
EcologyCommon on cliffs along the sea, rare inland. A. maritima described from England, subsp. arctica from Unalaska, Shishmaref Bay, Cape Espenberg, and St. Lawrence Bay (in Siberia).
In northern Alaska, transitions can occur exceptionally to subsp. sibirica Turcz., with calyx pubescent also between the veins. Range of the entire complicated spe- cies complex is marked on the circumpolar map.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.