Armeria maritima

Names

Names

Scientific: Armeria maritima

English: Sea Thrift

Portuguese: Strand-Grasnelke

Origins

Origins

Family: Plumbaginaceae

Origin: Western Europe

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameArmeria maritima
English NameSea Thrift
Portuguese NameArméria marítima, estancadeira, relva-de-Espanha, relva-do-Olimpo
German NameStrand-Grasnelke, Gewöhnliche Grasnelke
FamilyPlumbaginaceae
OriginWestern Europe
HabitatCoastal areas, pastures and sea cliffs, low acid, dry, sandy soils.
Life CyclePerennial
Preferences CultivationLoamy or sandy soils. Sunlight, tolerates wind and marine gardens. Slowly, it expands and causes little tufts or "carpet".
Method of propagationSowing - germination takes 2 to 3 weeks when temperatures are around 15ºC. It may still be, when developed and after flowering, divide the clumps into individual pots or directly into their permanent positions, plantations should be by the end of spring or the beginning of summer.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from June to August. H: 0.3 m, ᴓ 0.2 m
Description of smells and flavorsUnknown
Properties MedicinalIt is rarely used in medicine, but the dried flowers have antibiotic properties, are used in the treatment of obesity, nervous system disorders and urinary infections.
Properties EdibilityNone
Properties OtherNone
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsIt should not be used externally as an antibiotic because it causes skin irritation and dermatitis.
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Part used: flowers. Pruning: if the old flowers are cut, it will induce the flowering of new.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators (bees, flies, beetles and butterflies).
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThe flower is the symbol of sympathy.

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