Latin name: Cistanthe maritima (Nutt.) Hershk.
  Pronunciation: sis-TAN-the mar-IT-i-ma

  Common name: Seaside red maids, Seaside cistanthe
  Family: Montiaceae (Montia)
  Habitat: Sandy places, sea bluffs, coastal sage
  scrub to 1000', Santa Barbara Co. to Baja and
  Channel Islands

  Blooming period: March to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Cistanthe
  2) maritima
  Formerly Calandrinia maritima
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