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Abronia villosa - S.Watson.
                 
Common Name Desert Sand Verbena
Family Nyctaginaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Found in creosote bush scrub from sea level to elevations of 2500 metres in California[276].
Range South-western N. America - Nevada and Arizona to California.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Abronia villosa Desert Sand Verbena


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Abronia villosa Desert Sand Verbena
   
Physical Characteristics
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Abronia villosa is a ANNUAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have 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.

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Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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The plant is used to induce the flow of urine[257]. A poultice of the mashed roots has been used to treat burns[257].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a light well-drained sandy soil in full sun[200]. This species is not very hardy in Britain, though it should succeed outdoors in the southern part of the country, especially if given a warm sheltered site[200]. Seed is rarely ripened on plants growing in Britain[1].
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.

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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 turbinataTransmontane Sand Verbena01
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