Desert sand verbena, Desert sand-verbena, Desert sandverbena
Nyctaginaceae (Four-O'clock Family)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
A soft-haired, sticky plant with bright pink, trumpet-shaped flowers in heads that bloom on stalks growing from leaf axils. Desert sand-verbena appears as a mat following winter rains, growing 20 in. across and 3-6 in high. Short, sticky hairs cover both the inch-long, oval,
fleshy leaves and the many-branched stems. Erect, 1-3 in. stems bear conspicuous clusters of fragrant, lavender-pink flowers.
Following ample winter rains, Desert Sand Verbena may carpet miles of desert with pink.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
, UT Native Distribution:
& adjacent Mex. Native Habitat:
Driest desert areas
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Dry Soil Description:
Dry, well-drained soils. Conditions Comments:
Can be used as an annual
ground cover as it reseeds.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes