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Abronia latifolia

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Species Name: Abronia latifolia
Common Name: Coastal or yellow sand verbena

Yellow sand verbena grows on coastal sand dunes. In the garden it prefers good drainage and only occasional water. It tolerates full sun and salt spray on the immediate coast.

Plant Family: Nyctaginaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6 in. H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Mat-forming, trailing
Deciduous/Evergreen: Stress-deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Coast: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional
Cold Hardy to: Frost-tender
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Distribution: North Coast, Central Coast, Santa Barbara Co.
Natural Habitat: Coastal dunes and coastal scrub below 300'

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