Transmontane Sand Verbena

Common Names:
Transmontane Sand Verbena
Scientific name:
Abronia turbinata
Elevation range:
3,000 - 10,000 ft.
Flowering Months:
May, June, July
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Annual
State Occurrences:
Desert region:
Great Basin, Mojave

Transmontane Sand Verbena 1

Transmontane Sand Verbena in the desert

Abronia turbinata is a sprawling annual herb with oval or round fleshy leaves. Stems are maroon and branching. Flowers are an umbel of clustered tubular flowers with maroon throats and white petals. Antelope Valley, CA | April 2014