Abronia sp.

Sand Verbena

A member of the Nyctaginaceae, the Four O'Clock Family

Inflorescence.

Along Kelbaker Road, about four miles west of Baker, at ca. 1200 feet elevation.

23 March 2008.

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Flowers in detail.

Same plant as in prior image.

23 March 2008.

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Flower in more detail.

Enlargement of part of prior image.

23 March 2008.

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Flowering branches.

Same plant as in prior image, several of the inflorescences shrivelled,
since the soil is already becoming too dry by March at that elevation
to support new plant growth.

23 March 2008.

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Leaves, stems, and shrivelled inflorescence.

Same plant as in prior image; notice that sand clings to the sticky
surface of the plant.

23 March 2008.

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Habit, with tape measure for scale.

Same plant as in prior images.

23 March 2008.

Image copyright © Lee Dittmann.



Habitat, the subject at lower center, in front of the creosote bush.

Same plant as in prior images.

23 March 2008.

Image copyright © Lee Dittmann.



This page created 4 September 2008; revised 22 December 2009.

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