Abronia argillosa

S. L. Welsh & Goodrich
Great Basin Naturalist 40: 78, fig. 1. 1980.
Common names: Clay sand-verbena
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 64. Mentioned on page 62.

Plants perennial. Stems arising from branched caudices, ascending to erect, few branched, elongate, glabrous. Leaves: petiole 1–3 cm; blade elliptic to obovate, 1.5–3.5 × 0.3–1.5 cm, margins entire to ± repand and undulate, surfaces glabrous. Inflorescences: peduncle longer than subtending petiole; bracts ovate to orbiculate, 7–15 × 6–15 mm, scarious, glandular-puberulent; flowers 15–20. Perianth: tube white to greenish, 10–15 mm, limb white, 5–7 mm diam. Fruits narrowly fusiform, 7–10 × 3–4 mm, scarious; wings absent.


Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Clay soils, desert scrub to pinyon-juniper woodlands
Elevation: 1300-1900 m

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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