Taxon  Report   18 
Abronia umbellata  Lam.
Beach sand verbena,  Pink sand verbena, Purple sand verbena
Abronia umbellata
© 1997 Christopher L. Christie
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Abronia umbellata
© 2008 Keir Morse
Abronia umbellata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Abronia umbellata
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Coastal Strand
Habitat: coastal [Walker]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Abronia umbellata ssp. alba
TJM2: Abronia umbellata ssp. platyphylla
TJM2: Abronia umbellata ssp. variabilis
More information about  Abronia umbellata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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