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Wildflower Center Seed Bank

The Wildflower Center's Seed Bank was established in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Seeds of Success (SOS) program in concert with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Millennium Seed Bank Program (MSBP). The purpose of the Seed Bank is to collect, conserve, and develop native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating and restoring lands in Texas and the United States.

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To request seed from the Wildflower Seed Bank, please contact the Seed Bank Curator.


Abronia ameliae

Abronia ameliae Lundell

Amelia's Sand-verbena, Heart's Delight

Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)
USDA Symbol: ABAM2

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-1010

Field Data Form: LBJWC-1010.pdf
Collection Date: 2007-04-05
Accession Number: LBJWC-1010
Collection Number: 1010
Organization: LBJWC
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Eason, M.

Location Data

Country: US
Phytoregion: 30N
Phytoregion_full: Western Gulf Coastal Plain
State: Texas
County: Brooks
Location: Population scattered along roadside - approx. 0.5 miles north of rest area (south of Falfurrias) and continues south for approx. 10 miles on both sides of 281 and in median (heaviest concentration in sandy soils).

Latitude: 27.100080
Longitude: -98.147760
Georeference Source: GPS
GPS Datum: WGS84

Altitude: 100 FT
Elevation in M: 30

Habitat Data

Associated Taxa: Hymenopappus scabiosaeus var. corymbosus, Dalea aurea, Matelea parvifolia, Acalypha radians, Cryptantha texana, Indigofera suffruticosa, Opuntia engelmannii, Cylindropuntia leptocaulis, Prosopis glandulosa, Quercus fusiformis, Cirsium texanum, Sphaeralcea lindheimeri
Land Form: Flat
Land Use: Roadside ROW
Slope: n/a
Soil Texture: Sandy

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: 200+ plants sampled.
Population Size: 500
Area Sampled: 10000
Area Unit: sq. yards
Habit: Erect Herb
Height: 2.5 ft.
Use: Eric LoPresti, University of California at Davis, plant defense and phylogenetics
Specimen Notes: Eason, M. - LBJWC: From photograph:3-12-2007

Inventory Data

NCGRP: 3000 seeds
LBJWC: 3200 seeds

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