Wildflowers of the Mojave Desert: Abronia Villosa


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Abronia Villosa
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Sand verbena species are easily identified by the compact, spherical clusters of tiny flowers, each of which have a narrow tube that opens abruptly to five, divided lobes. There are several varieties in the Mojave Desert; abronia villosa (desert sand verbena) inhabits sandy locations, and is a low-growing species, often partly buried. Flowers are colored light pink, and the stems and leaves are noticably hairy.

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