Abronia pogonantha

mojave sand verbena

Abronia pogonantha

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Caryophyllales
Familia: Nyctaginaceae
Genus: Abronia
Species: Abronia pogonantha

Name

Abronia pogonantha, Heimerl

Vernacular names
English: Mojave Sand Verbena

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Abronia pogonantha is a species of flowering plant in the four o'clock family known by the common name Mojave sand verbena. It is native to California and Nevada, where it grows in the Mojave Desert, adjacent hills and mountains, and parts of the San Joaquin Valley in the Central Valley.

This is an annual herb producing prostrate or upright glandular stems to about half a meter long. The petioled leaves are mainly oval-shaped and up to 5 centimeters long by 3 wide. The plant blooms in an inflorescence of many white or pink flowers, each with a tube throat up to 2 centimeters long. The fruit is a winged, heart-shaped body about half a centimeter long.

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