Thrift is a plant from the family Plumbaginaceae, which can be found in coastal areas across the Northern Hemisphere as well as in parts of South America. It is a short plant with branched stems, forming dense and rounded pink flowers heads.
Open rocky area, Skaftafell National Park. Habitat can be seen here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/374...
Armeria maritima can grow in soils with high copper concentrations.