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New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἁβρός (habros, "graceful, delicate")


  • Coastal dunes found around Laguna Ojo de Liebre form an unstable vegetation community, but are dominated by the presence Abronia carterae (Q), Lycium californicum (IK), Errazurizia megacarpa (IK) and Larrea tridentata.

    Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaíno, Mexico

  • There are specialists in loose sand such as dune evening primrose (Oenothera deltoides) and sand verbena (Abronia villosa), and others are restricted to rocky soils, such as most caterpillar weeds (Phacelia spp.).

    Adaptations of desert plants

  • Sandstone-derived soils near Coalinga support a number of disjunct populations of desert species, including Mojave sand verbena (Abronia pogonatha) and narrowleaf goldenbush (Ericameria linearifolius).

    California interior chaparral and woodlands

  • (Phellopterus montanus), wild potato (Solanum fendleri), and sand verbena (Abronia fragrans).

    Tseh So, a Small House Ruin, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico :

  • Pink Sand-verbena (Abronia umbellata breviflora) in typical upper beach habitat.

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  • Pink Sand-verbena (Abronia umbellata breviflora) is found in only a few isolated locations along the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

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  • The beautiful pink flowers of Pink Sand-verbena (Abronia umbellata breviflora) are striking in contrast with the texture of the sand and fleshy leaves.

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