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Abronia villosa

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Botanical Name: Abronia villosa
Common Name: Desert sand verbena

Rare throughout its range, endemic to CA. Threatened by flood control activities and development. Requires excellent drainage. Does best on coast.

Plant Family: Nyctaginaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Height by Width: 4 in. H x 20 in. W
Growth Habit: Prostrate to ascending
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: January - August
Flower Color: Pink to magenta
Endangered?: List 1B/RED 2-3-3
Distribution: South Coast, Deserts
Natural Habitat: Sandy places in creosote-bush or coastal-sage scrub. 2000' - 4000'

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