Armeria maritima is the botanical name for a species of flowering plant.
It is a popular garden flower, known by several common names, including "thrift", "sea thrift", and "sea pink". The plant has been distributed worldwide as a garden and cut flower. It does well in gardens designed as xeriscapes or rock gardens.
It is a compact perennial which grows in low clumps and sends up long stems from which globes of bright pink flowers blossom. In some cases purple, white or red flowers also occur.The plant can be found in the wild in coastal areas across the Northern Hemisphere, especially in Europe, but also occurs in parts of South America. It is a common sight in British marshes. It can grow in dry, sandy, saline conditions such as those at beaches and salt marshes.
Pianta erbacea perenne originaria dell'Europa. Forma densi cuscini di foglie lineari, rigide, simili a erba, leggermente decombenti, larghi 25-30 cm e alti 10-15 cm. Per tutta la primavera, fino ad estate inoltrata produce numerosi ombrellini di fiorellini tubolari, rosa o bianchi, che sbocciano all'apice di lunghi steli grigiastri, rigidi e carnosi, lunghi 25-30 cm.