(an old Latin name). Plumbagindcew. Sea Pmx. THRIFT. Small perennial herbs, with rosettes of narrow evergreen lvs. on the ground, sending up a naked simple scape 2-12 in. high, on which is borne a compact head of pink, lilac or white fls., the head being subtended by; small bracts, forming a kind of involucre. Species muc confused. They are excellent for borders, especially where a low edging is wanted; also for rock work. They are of easiest culture, being hardy and free owers. Prop. by division of the stools; also by seeds. ee Boissier, in DeGandolle's Prodromus, vol. 12.