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Mojave Sand-verbena Back to Plant Page
Abronia pogonantha
  

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About Mojave Sand-verbena (Abronia pogonantha) Abronia pogonantha is a species of flowering plant in the four o'clock family (Nyctaginaceae) 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.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb, Perennial herb

Flower Color
Pink, White

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
100' - 8606'

Annual Precip. ?
3.5" - 35.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 2.60"

Coldest Month ?
33.0° F - 58.8° F

Hottest Month ?
55.9° F - 87.5° F

Humidity ?
0.97 vpd - 41.29 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Mojave Sand Verbena


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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