Abronia villosa var. villosa
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Botanical Name: Abronia villosa var. 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'
- Care and Maintenance
- Theodore Payne Catalog Description
- "Perennial of trailing habit flowering in a few months from seed and can be treated as an annual. Flowers lilac pink, very fragrant. Found abundantly on the sands at Palm Springs and other places in the desert."
- Other Names
- No other scientific names have been identified.