Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Abronia pogonantha (Mojave Sand Verbena)

5/10/03 Dirt track off Avenue T, Jackrabbit Flat Wildlife Preserve, Antelope Valley, Los Angeles County, CA 

 5/10/03 Jackrabbit Flat

5/10/03 Jackrabbit Flat

3/22/03 Ricardo Trail, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, CA

3/22/03 Ricardo Trail


COMMON NAME: Mojave Sand Verbena

SPECIES: Abronia pogonantha

FAMILY: Nyctaginaceae (Four O'Clock Family)


LOCATION: Ricardo Trail, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, CA


Treatment from the Jepson Manual (1993):

Annual, glandular-hairy

Stem decumbent to ascending, 10–55 cm

Leaf: petiole 0.8–4 cm; blade 1.5–5.5 cm, 1–3 cm wide, ovate to oblong-ovate

Inflorescence: peduncle 2–7 cm; bracts 4–9 mm, lanceolate to broadly ovate; flowers 12–24

Flower: perianth tube 1–2 cm, ± red or green, limb 6–8 mm wide, white or pink

Fruit 4–6 mm, 2–3-winged, outline cordate; wing interior spongy

Ecology: Sand, desert communities

Elevation: < 1550 m.  

Bioregional distribution: s San Joaquin Valley, Mojave Desert (and adjacent margins of Sierra Nevada) 

Distribution outside California: w Nevada

Flowering time: Apr–Jul

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