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Abronia angustifolia (Purple sand verbena)
Anderson, Wynn

Abronia angustifolia

Abronia angustifolia Greene

Purple Sand Verbena, Narrow-leaf Sand-verbena

Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)

Synonym(s): Abronia angustifolia var. arizonica, Abronia torreyi


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Entire , Undulate
Fruit Type: Accessory
Size Notes: Stems decumbent to ascending, up to about 1 foot long.
Flower: Flowers in 2 inch heads

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas, Woodland Edges and Openings

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy


Use Ornamental: Blooms ornamental, Color, Rock gardens, Rocky hillside
Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Propagation Material: Seeds , Tubers


Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 angustifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Abronia angustifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Abronia angustifolia


Record Modified: 2023-04-18
Research By: EL

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