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Abronia villosa var. villosa (Desert sand verbena)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Abronia villosa var. villosa

Abronia villosa S. Watson var. villosa

Desert Sand Verbena, Sand Verbena

Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Accessory
Size Notes: Forms loose mats, stems decumbent to ascending. Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.


Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-18
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