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Coville's Dwarf Sand Verbena (Abronia nana var. covillei)
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Coville's Dwarf Sand Verbena (Abronia nana var. covillei)

General: Coville's Dwarf Sand Verbena (Abronia nana var. covillei) is a low-growing, perennial forb with oblong leaves and white, tubular flowers that grow in a cluster atop a stalk. The flower buds are purple, giving the inflorescence a white-purple appearance.

Coville's Dwarf Sand Verbena is an uncommon component of the desert vegetation communities in montane habitats in the Yellow Pine (Transition), Pine-Fir (Canadian), and Bristlecone (Hudsonian) life zones. Look for this species up on Mt. Charleston.

Family: Four O'Clock (Nyctaginaceae).

Coville's Dwarf Sand Verbena (Abronia nana var. covillei)

Plant Form: Low growing.

Height: To about 3 inches.

Stems: Slightly reddish.

Leaves: Oblong, slightly hairy.

Flowers: Tubular, petals 5, white.

Coville's Dwarf Sand Verbena (Abronia nana var. covillei)

Habitat: Open sandy and rocky areas in the desert mountains.

Elevation: About 6,000 to 10,000 feet.

Distribution: Desert mountains of California and Nevada.

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Coville's Dwarf Sand Verbena (Abronia nana var. covillei) Coville's Dwarf Sand Verbena (Abronia nana var. covillei)
Coville's Dwarf Sand Verbena (Abronia nana var. covillei) Coville's Dwarf Sand Verbena (Abronia nana var. covillei)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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