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Abronia villosa var. aurita

Abronia villosa S. Watson var. aurita (Abrams) Jeps.

Desert Sand Verbena, Desert Sand-verbena, Yellow Hairy Sand Verbena

Nyctaginaceae (Four o'clock family)

Synonym(s): Abronia pinetorum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Accessory
Size Notes: Stems decumbent to ascending, often forming large loose mats, up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Sandy soils, sage-scrub, chaparral.

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 villosa var. aurita in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Abronia villosa var. aurita in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Abronia villosa var. aurita


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

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