Transmontane Sand Verbena (Abronia turbinata)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Transmontane Sand Verbena
Abronia turbinata
Nyctaginaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    A poultice of the mashed leaves has been applied to swellings[257].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow autumn or early spring very shallowly in pots of sandy soil in a greenhouse[133]. Germination can be very slow unless you peel off the outer skin and pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water[200, 245]. The seed usually germinates in 1 – 2 months at 15¡c[133]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in early summer.
We have very little information on this species and are not sure that it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it is likely to succeed outdoors only in the mildest areas of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a light well-drained sandy soil in full sun[200]. Seed is rarely ripened on plants growing in Britain[1].
South-western N. America.

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