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Abronia ammophila

Abronia ammophila Greene

Wyoming Sand Verbena, Yellowstone Sand-verbena

Nyctaginaceae (Four o'clock family)

Synonym(s): Abronia fendleri

USDA Symbol: ABAM3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Accessory
Size Notes: Trailing stems, up to about 16 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Distribution: Endemic to Yellowstone National Park.
Native Habitat: Sandy soils, lake shores.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Abronia ammophila in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Abronia ammophila in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Abronia ammophila


Record Modified: 2020-11-09
Research By: CBR

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