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Abronia umbellata

Abronia umbellata Lam.

Pink Sand Verbena, Beach Sand Verbena

Nyctaginaceae (Four O'clock Family)


USDA Symbol: abum

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

Prostrate, trailing, with erect stems supporting dense, branched flower clusters.

Fragrant at night; attracts moths.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Accessory
Size Notes: Trailing stems up to about 3 feet long.

Bloom Information

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


Canada: BC
Native Distribution: Pacific coast from British Columbia south to Baja California.
Native Habitat: Coastal dunes and scrub.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry

Find Seed or Plants

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

View propagation protocol from Native Plants 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 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 umbellata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Abronia umbellata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Abronia umbellata


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

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