Abronia ameliae
Abronia ameliae 1.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Genus: Abronia
A. ameliae
Binomial name
Abronia ameliae
Lundell, 1945[1]

Abronia ameliae, commonly known as Amelia's sand verbena or heart's delight, is a species of flowering plant in the Four O'clock family, Nyctaginaceae, that is endemic to southern Texas in the United States.[1] It inhabits grasslands in the deep sands of the Holocene sand sheet,[2] which is part of the Tamaulipan mezquital.[3] This species was named for Amelia Anderson Lundell, wife of Cyrus Longworth Lundell.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Abronia ameliae". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2009-12-14.
  2. ^ "Abronia ameliae Lundell" (PDF). The Nature Conservancy in Texas. The Nature Conservancy. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2009-12-14.
  3. ^ Carr, Bill (August 2005). "Amelia's sand-verbena (Abronia ameliae)". Rare Plants of the Tamaulipan Thornscrub Ecoregion of Texas. Association of Biodiversity Information - Southwest. Archived from the original on 2010-11-18. Retrieved 2009-12-14.
  4. ^ Wrightia 1(1): 54–55. 1945. https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/764029#page/72/mode/1up

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