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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Abronia latifolia Eschsch.
Coastal sand verbena, Yellow Sand Verbena
USDA Symbol: abla2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Size Notes: Prostrate,
branches short, forming a dense mat. Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WA Canada: BC Native Distribution:
Southern California to British Columbia. Native Habitat:
Dunes along the Pacific Coast.
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff