Rahul Sharma

Abronia pogonantha

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Nyctaginaceae
Scientific name  Abronia pogonantha
Rank  Species
Order  Caryophyllales
Genus  Abronia
Higher classification  Abronia
Abronia pogonantha
Similar  Abronia, Abronia turbinata, Abronia alpina, Abronia maritima, Abronia ameliae

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

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

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