Nyctaginaceae
Abronia umbellata

Pink Sand Verbena

Prostrate mat. Stems often reddish, becoming more than 3 ft. long, hairless or covered with gland-tipped hairs. Leaves fleshy, oval to more or less diamond-shaped, with 1/2–2 1/2 in. long petiole. Flower head with 1–6 in. stalk, contains 8–27 fragrant flowers. Flowers pink to magenta with yellowish white center. Grows in coastal sand on beaches, dunes, scrub, below 300 ft. Only 20 populations in California and Oregon. Historically in Washington but now apparently extirpated. Very rare in British Columbia.

  • Rarity: Rare
  • Flowering Time: All Year Long
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: Prostrate
  • Habitat: Coastal
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  • Native: Yes