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Abronia turbinata

Abronia turbinata Torr. ex S. Watson

Trans Montane Sand Verbena, Transmontane Sand Verbena, Transmontane Sand-verbena

Nyctaginaceae (Four o'clock family)

Synonym(s): Abronia exalata, Abronia orbiculata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Accessory
Size Notes: Stems decumbent to ascending, up to about 20 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


Native Habitat: Sandy soils, desert scrub.

Web Reference

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


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

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