Taxon  Report   22    
Abronia villosa  S. Watson  var. aurita  (Abrams) Jeps.
Desert sand verbena,  Yellow hairy sand verbena
Abronia villosa var. aurita
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
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Abronia villosa var. aurita
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Abronia villosa var. aurita
© 2009 Gary A. Monroe
Abronia villosa var. aurita, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Abronia villosa var. aurita
© 2011 Duncan S. Bell
Genus: Abronia
Parent: Abronia villosa
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Abronia pinetorum
More information about  Abronia villosa var. aurita
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).