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Abronia umbellata ssp. breviflora

Abronia umbellata Lam. ssp. breviflora (Standl.) Munz

Pink Sand Verbena, Pink Sand-verbena

Nyctaginaceae (Four o'clock family)

Synonym(s): Abronia acutalata, Abronia breviflora, Abronia umbellata ssp. acutalata, Abronia umbellata var. acutalata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Fruit Type: Accessory
Size Notes: Stems prostrate, forming low loose mats.
Flower: Flowers 1/4 inch to less than 1/2 inch.
Fruit: Wings of fruit poorly to moderately developed. If developed, tapering to apex of fruit.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Sandy soils, coastal scrub, lees of dunes near strand.

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.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Abronia umbellata ssp. breviflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Abronia umbellata ssp. breviflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Abronia umbellata ssp. breviflora


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

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