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Abronia mellifera (White sand verbena)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Abronia mellifera

Abronia mellifera Douglas ex Hook.

White Sand Verbena

Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

2 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Ovate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous , Glandular
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Accessory
Size Notes: Stems decumbent to ascending, up to about 18 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Blooms a combination of white, pink and green.


USA: ID , OR , UT , WA , WY

Web Reference

Webref 62 - Burke Herbarium Image Collection (2020) University of Washington
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 mellifera in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Abronia mellifera in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Abronia mellifera


Record Modified: 2023-04-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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