sand verbena


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sand verbena

n.
Any of several plants of the genus Abronia of western North America, having clusters of fragrant magenta, yellow, or white flowers.

sand′ verbe`na


n.
any of several low, mostly trailing plants belonging to the genus Abronia, of the four-o'clock family, native to the western U.S., with showy verbenalike flowers.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
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Noun1.sand verbena - any of various plants of the genus Abronia of western North America and Mexico having flowers resembling verbenasand verbena - any of various plants of the genus Abronia of western North America and Mexico having flowers resembling verbena
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
Abronia, genus Abronia - genus of western North American herbs having showy flowers
Abronia elliptica, snowball, sweet sand verbena - plant having heads of fragrant white trumpet-shaped flowers; grows in sandy arid regions
Abronia fragrans, sweet sand verbena - taller than Abronia elliptica and having night-blooming flowers
Abronia latifolia, yellow sand verbena - plant having hemispherical heads of yellow trumpet-shaped flowers; found in coastal dunes from California to British Columbia
Abronia maritima, beach pancake - plant having hemispherical heads of wine-red flowers; found in coastal dunes from California to Mexico
Abronia umbellata, beach sand verbena, pink sand verbena - prostrate herb having heads of deep pink to white flowers; found in coastal dunes from British Columbia to Baja California
Abronia villosa, desert sand verbena - soft-haired sticky plant with heads of bright pink trumpet-shaped flowers; found in sandy desert soil; after ample rains may carpet miles of desert with pink from the southwestern United States to northern Mexico
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Propagation of endangered species: variable germination of pink sand verbena from Pacific Coast beaches.
Yesterday, in a refusal of evening the griffins, wings resting in red sand verbena, sucked sleep from the eyes of a motorcyclist's father who offered boiled rice to the men of a mathematical ballroom .
In the low desert, Joshua Tree National Park and Anza-Borrego State Park are experiencing abundant wildflowers, including beautiful displays of white desert lily and lavender sand verbena, purple chia, lavender lupine and brittlebush.
If the feds refuse to protect the tiny cryptanthe and small-flowered sand verbena, the Species at Risk Act might as well be used as a doodle pad," says Devon Page, a defence fund attorney.
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Coming back we crossed a vast expanse of low, sandy hummocks covered with sand verbena.
Yellowstone's "One-of-a-Kind" Plants: Sand Verbena - A handful of species can be found only in the park.
Flowers are in bloom all over the region today, spring's first day: Orange California poppies bloom along Lancaster roadsides, yellow coreopsis and blue lupine sprout on the Channel Islands and purple sand verbena and white dune primroses flourish in the Anza-Borrego Desert.
FOR KIDS: You'll still find bush lupine, seaside daisies, and sand verbena blooms; call ahead for ranger programs.