Calflora
Taxon  Report   18    
Abronia umbellata  Lam.
Beach sand verbena,  Pink sand verbena, Purple sand verbena
Abronia umbellata
© 2013 Asa Spade
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Abronia umbellata
© 1969 Dean Wm. Taylor
Abronia umbellata
© 2002 Lynn Watson
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
© 2013 Asa Spade
Family: NYCTAGINACEAE  
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
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 (ABUM)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 13, 2018).

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