Valerianaceae
Plectritis congesta

Sea Blush

Erect slender stems with clasping leaves. Leaves widely oval, with rounded or pointed tips. Inflorescence is a round cluster of pink to dark pink flowers at stem top. Flowers tubular, divided at opening to 5 same-colored unequal lobes with no spots, spur at back very short, slender with wider rounded tip, turned to inside of cluster. Grows in coastal bluffs or partly shaded spring-wet slopes from coastline to mid elevations. Often forms large showy patches.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 4--22 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Vernal Wet
  • Found In: West Gorge, Siskiyous, Columbia Basin, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes