Abronia villosa

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 Abronia villosa subsp. var.  Sand verbena
Abronia villosa WPC.jpg
Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
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Width: 4 in to 6 in
Lifespan: annual
Exposure: sun
Water: moderate, less when dormant
Features: flowers, fragrance
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USDA Zones: to
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: purple, pink
Nyctaginaceae > Abronia villosa var. , S.Wats.

Abronia villosa is a species of sand-verbena known by the common name desert sand-verbena. It is native to the deserts of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico and the southern California and Baja coast. It is a short, hairy annual wildflower which grows in creeping prostrate masses along the ground. It has oval-shaped dull green leaves and many peduncles bearing rounded inflorescences of bright magenta or purplish-pink flowers. It grows in the sand of the deserts and coastlines.It has a very sweet Fragrance, and is also very sticky. They usually grow between February and May.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Perennial: smaller and slenderer than Abronia umbellata and covered with a glandular-villous pubescence: leaves rarely 1 in. long: flowers 5-15 in a cluster, rose. Calif., Utah.—Well suited to sandy and dry situations.

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