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Abronia turbinata - Torr. ex S.Watson.

Common Name Transmontane Sand Verbena
Family Nyctaginaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Found in Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub and Creosote Bush Scrub at elevations of 900 - 2500 metres in California[276].
Range South-western N. America - California, Nevada and Oregon.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Abronia turbinata Transmontane Sand Verbena


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Abronia turbinata Transmontane Sand Verbena

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Abronia turbinata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in). It is in flower from July to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds; South Wall. By. West Wall. By.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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A poultice of the mashed leaves has been applied to swellings[257].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and are not sure that it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it is likely to succeed outdoors only in the mildest areas of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a light well-drained sandy soil in full sun[200]. Seed is rarely ripened on plants growing in Britain[1].

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Propagation

Seed - sow autumn or early spring very shallowly in pots of sandy soil in a greenhouse[133]. Germination can be very slow unless you peel off the outer skin and pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water[200, 245]. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 2 months at 15°c[133]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abronia fragransSnowball Sand Verbena21
Abronia latifoliaSand Verbena, Coastal sand verbena20
Abronia villosaDesert Sand Verbena01

 

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