Calflora
Taxon  Report   17    
Abronia turbinata  S. Watson
Trans montane sand verbena,  Transmontane sand verbena
Abronia turbinata
© 2005 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Abronia turbinata
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Abronia turbinata
© 2009 Ron Wolf
Abronia turbinata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Abronia turbinata
© 2016 John Doyen
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Abronia exalata
PLANTS: Abronia orbiculata
More information about  Abronia turbinata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ABTU)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2018).

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