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Abronia pogonantha (Mojave sand verbena)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Abronia pogonantha

Abronia pogonantha Heimerl

Mojave Sand Verbena

Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Pubescence: Glandular
Leaf Margin: Entire , Undulate
Leaf Texture: Papery
Fruit Type: Accessory
Size Notes: Stems decumbent to ascending, up to about 2 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug



Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 pogonantha in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Abronia pogonantha in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Abronia pogonantha


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

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