IMG_5500Common name(s): Yellow Sand Verbena

Family: Nyctaginaceae- Four-O'Clock Family

Species: Abronia latifolia

Commonly found: Behind foredunes

Size: Up to 6 inches tall

Origin: Native

Description: Yellow Sand Verbena is found in coastal areas, typically on dunes or beaches. It is often found in the area of the foredunes but may extend further inland. It grows in succulent mats and has a stout, fleshy taproot structure that is edible to humans. The stems are densely covered with gland-tipped hairs. The leaves are thick and egg-shaped, sometimes with a sharp tip. It has neatly rounded heads of small, bright golden flowers. Yellow Sand Verbena helps to stabilize the dunes and thrives on saltwater spray.

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