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Abronia pogonantha  Heimerl
Mohave sand verbena,   Mojave sand verbena
Abronia pogonantha is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Abronia
Family: Nyctaginaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Abronia pogonantha from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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[wikipedia] Range, Description: Abronia pogonantha is a species of flowering plant in the four o'clock family (Nyctaginaceae)[2] known by the common name Mojave sand-verbena. It is native to California[3] and Nevada,[4] where it grows in the Mojave Desert, adjacent hills and mountains, and parts of the San Joaquin Valley in the Central Valley.[2] This is an annual herb producing prostrate or upright glandular stems to about half a meter long.[5] The petioled leaves are mainly oval-shaped and up to 5 centimeters long by 3 wide. The plant blooms in an inflorescence[6] of many white or pink flowers, each with a tube throat up to 2 centimeters long.[7] The fruit is a winged, heart-shaped body about half a centimeter long.[7] (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/29/2024).