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Desert Sand Verbena

Abronia villosa

 

Sand Verbena Abronia villosa

Range

Mojave and Sonoran deserts of southeastern California, southern Nevada, western Arizona and northwest Mexico.

Sand Verbena Abronia villosa

Habitat

Sandy flats, dunes and desert roadsides below 1,500 feet.

Flowers

Bright pink, trumpet-shaped, 5-lobed, fragrant flowers, 2 to 3 inches wide, bloom February through May.

Description

Desert Sand Verbena are sticky, hairy creepers that have flower stalks up to 10 inches long, with stems trailing up to 3 feet. Leaves are oval with wavy edges 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches long. Sand Verbena can carpet desert washes for miles after abundant winter rains

Sand Verbena Abronia villosa


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