Armeria pseudarmeria (Murray) Mansf., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 47:140. 1939 (Syn: (≡) Statice pseudarmeria Murray (basionym));

Armeria pseudarmeria (Murray) Mansf.
A native of Portugal, cultivated in University of California Botanical Garden, similar to A. maritima but much broader leaves, longer scapes and heads often 3 cm or broader.

Attached are pictures of Armeria pseudarmeria from Chicago Botanic Garden, USA captured in May 2013.
Requested to please validate the ID.

Thanks … for prompting me to dig out my photographs of this.

By the way …, was it labelled as A. pseudoarmeria?, because most plants in USA are A. maritima. This can help:

A. Maritima: Leaves 2-3 mm broad, head less than 2 cm across, scape less than 40 cm, flowers smaller
A. pseudarmeria: Leaves broader than 5 mm, head 3-4 cm across, scape 30-80 cm long, flowers larger

Thanks … for the feedback….

Your query regarding the species ID made me look up the folder of raw pics clicked at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. I normally do not save the label pics, I delete them after naming the plant pics appropriately. Luckily I still had the label for this particular plant and yes, it is labelled Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Joystick Red Thrift’.
Anyway, learning a lesson, I will now save the label pics as well….

I also need to dig out my pictures from Yellowstone to find whether I have any Armeria.


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