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Sand Verbena

Abronia villosa

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Annual
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun
Pollinators Bees
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
4-6"× 1-3'
Flowering Season April-September
Flower Color Pink or purple
Minimum Temperature Range 25-30 °F
Leaf Description Roughly triangular and distinctly hairy.
Fruit Winged, papery seed capsules
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Description This is a neat annual found primarily in western Arizona in sandy, well draining soils. This is a trickier annual to cultivate as seeds may require scarification to germinate, and because plants are choosy about soil type. However for folks living In arid western Arizona this can make an excellent annual groundcover. Plants are easily recognizable due to their hairy leaves and the clusters of pinkish-purple flowers which give the plant a Look similar to lantana or verbena.