Armeria maritima subsp. sibirica

(Turczaninow ex Boissier) Nyman

Consp. Fl. Eur., 616. 1881.

Basionym: Armeria sibirica Turczaninow ex Boissier in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 12: 678. 1848
Synonyms: Armeria arctica (Chamisso) Wallroth Armeria labradorica Wallroth Armeria labradorica var. submutica (S. F. Blake) H. F. Lewis Armeria maritima subsp. arctica (Chamisso) Hultén Armeria maritima subsp. labradorica (Wallroth) Hultén Armeria maritima var. labradorica (Wallroth) G. H. M. Lawrence Armeria maritima var. sibirica (Turczaninow) G. H. M. Lawrence
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 605. Mentioned on page 604.

Leaf blades hairy or glabrous. Scapes glabrous or hairy. Inflorescences: sheath length usually 0.5–0.75 times diam. of flower head; outer involucral bracts 0.5–0.75 times length of flower head. Flowers monomorphic: stigmas papillate, pollen coarsely reticulate; calyx hairy throughout or on ribs only. 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Gravelly tundras, flood plains, lakes and seashores, alpine meadows
Elevation: 0-1200 m


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Greenland, Man., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., Nunavut, Ont., Yukon, Alaska, Colo., Eurasia.


The population of subsp. sibirica in Colorado is found on Hoosier Ridge. Plants with calyces hairy throughout and hairy scapes appear in eastern North America east of approximately 100°W longitude mixed with plants with hairy calyx ribs and glabrous scapes. Plants from this area have been called var. labradorica; there is no taxonomic reason for this recognition (C. Lefèbvre and X. Vekemans 1995).

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Claude Lefèbvre +  and Xavier Vekemans +
(Turczaninow ex Boissier) Nyman +
Armeria sibirica +
Greenland +, Man. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.W.T. +, Nunavut +, Ont. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Colo. +  and Eurasia. +
0-1200 m +
Gravelly tundras, flood plains, lakes and seashores, alpine meadows +
Flowering summer. +
Consp. Fl. Eur., +
Armeria arctica +, Armeria labradorica +, Armeria labradorica var. submutica +, Armeria maritima subsp. arctica +, Armeria maritima subsp. labradorica +, Armeria maritima var. labradorica +  and Armeria maritima var. sibirica +
Armeria maritima subsp. sibirica +
Armeria maritima +
subspecies +