Abronia latifolia Eschsch.
Coastal sand verbena, Yellow Sand Verbena
Nyctaginaceae (Four-O'clock Family)
USDA Symbol: abla2
Many yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers in hemispherical heads bloom atop long stalks in leaf axils of trailing stems.
This is the only yellow Sand Verbena. Two similar species, each differing primarily by flower color, grow along the Pacific Coast. Beach Pancake (A. maritima), from southern California to Mexico, has wine-red flowers, and Beach Sand Verbena (A. umbellata), from British Columbia to Baja California, has flowers varying from deep pink to white.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Size Notes: Prostrate, branches short, forming a dense mat.
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CA , OR , WA
Native Distribution: Southern California to British Columbia.
Native Habitat: Dunes along the Pacific Coast.
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Abronia latifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Abronia latifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Abronia latifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff