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Sweet Sand Verbena
Nyctaginaceae
Abronia fragrans


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Flower Petal # 5
Main Color    
Color 2    
Type Categories Useful Parts

Herb


Nyctaginaceae Family

Abronia Genus
Other Names for this Plant

sweet sand-verbena, snowball sand-verbena, prairie snowball, fragrant verbena


Location

Found in Northern Arizona.

Physical Description
The sticky leaves are simple and opposite, up to 3.5" (8.89cm) long and 1.2" (3cm) wide, and elliptical or linear. The fruits are egg-shaped achenes about 0.1" (.25cm) long, lustrous, and black or brown. The achene is enclosed within a leathery top-shaped calyx base[3], which may or may not be winged.


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Nyctaginaceae
Caryophyllales
Caryophyllales
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Southwestern Native Americans used the plant as a wash for sores and insect bites, to treat stomachache, and as an appetite booster.

Despite the common names, they are not related to Verbena (vervains) or lantanas in the family Verbenaceae.



Unknown Desert Verbena




Unknown Desert Verbena




Unknown Desert Verbena


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