Taxon  Report   18    
Abronia umbellata  Lam.
Beach sand verbena,  Pink sand verbena, Purple sand verbena
Abronia umbellata
© 2013 Asa Spade
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Abronia umbellata
© 2018 Mary Conway
Abronia umbellata
© 2013 Asa Spade
Abronia umbellata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Abronia umbellata
© 2018 Ken Hickman
Genus: Abronia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Coastal Strand

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Abronia umbellata ssp. alba
ICPN: Abronia umbellata ssp. platyphylla
ICPN: Abronia umbellata ssp. variabilis
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More information about  Abronia umbellata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).