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Photo by Carl Frederick.


Photo by Carl Frederick.

Author: Johann F. G. von Eschscholtz, 1826
Family:  NYCTAGINACEAE
Origin:  North American; British Columbia, California, Oregon, Washington
Soil:  Sand
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  10 (200) Centimetres
Flower:  Bright Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Coastal Sand Verbena, Yellow Sand Verbena
Synonyms:  Abronia arenaria, Menzies ex Hook.
Tricratus arenarius, Spreng.

This member of the Nyctaginaceae family was given this by Johann Friedrich Gustav von Eschscholtz in 1926. It is found on the coast of British Columbia, California, Oregon, Washington; US, growing in sand with some water and lots of sun. The tuberous roots will grow up to ten centimetres in diameter and 50 centimetres long. The vines will crawl over the sand, and reach for up to two meters. The flowers are bright yellow.

The genera name means 'neat' refrain to the leaves. The species name means 'wide-leaved'.


Photo by FarOutFlora, Flickr.com.