Abronia pogonantha
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Genus: Abronia
A. pogonantha
Binomial name
Abronia pogonantha

Abronia pogonantha is a species of flowering plant in the four o'clock family (Nyctaginaceae)[1] known by the common name Mojave sand-verbena. It is native to California[2] and Nevada,[3] where it grows in the Mojave Desert, adjacent hills and mountains, and parts of the San Joaquin Valley in the Central Valley.[1]

This is an annual herb producing prostrate or upright glandular stems to about half a meter long.[4] The petioled leaves are mainly oval-shaped and up to 5 centimeters long by 3 wide. The plant blooms in an inflorescence[5] of many white or pink flowers, each with a tube throat up to 2 centimeters long.[6] The fruit is a winged, heart-shaped body about half a centimeter long.[6]


  1. ^ a b Wilson, Ruth (1972). "Abronia: I. Distribution, Ecology and Habit of Nine Species of Abronia Found in California". Aliso. 7 (4): 421–437. doi:10.5642/aliso.19720704.07. ISSN 2327-2929.
  2. ^ "Abronia pogonantha Calflora". www.calflora.org. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  3. ^ Wilson, Ruth (1974). "Abronia: II. Anthocarp Polymorphism and Anatomy for Nince Species of Abronia Found in California". Aliso. 8 (2): 113–128. doi:10.5642/aliso.19740802.03. S2CID 44594541.
  4. ^ Galloway, Leo A. (1975). "Systematics of the North American Desert Species of Abronia and Tripterocalyx (Nyctaginaceae)". Brittonia. 27 (4): 328–347. doi:10.2307/2805512. JSTOR 2805512. S2CID 45050622.
  5. ^ "Abronia pogonantha in Flora of North America @ efloras.org". www.efloras.org. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  6. ^ a b "Abronia pogonantha". ucjeps.berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2019-04-11.

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