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Abronia maritima (Red sand verbena)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Abronia maritima

Abronia maritima Nutt. ex S. Watson

Red Sand Verbena

Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)


USDA Symbol: abma2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblong , Obovate
Leaf Margin: Entire , Undulate
Fruit Type: Accessory
Size Notes: Prostrate stems, up to about 6 feet long, form a dense mat.

Bloom Information

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



Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

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


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

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