Abronia umbellata
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Abronia umbellata

prostrate sand verbena

  family nyctaginaceae 
  genus abronia 

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Genus  Abronia Species  umbellata Variety  Cultivar  Common names  prostrate sand verbena Family  NYCTAGINACEAE Specimen number  S11075 Data source  Frgnt p273;Frgnt p88;Xeri p297;Xeri p304;Xeri p275
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  6" - 2' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  No extra water Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 08a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The flowers of Abronia umbellata have a mildly honey scented aroma. Prostrate sand verbena can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 10 Fahrenheit. This plant requires no extra water once established.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  sweet. honey scented especially towards evening Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Honey Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Abronia umbellata most likely originates from California.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Abronia umbellata has an annual life cycle. The blossoms are typically of a pink color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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