Taxon: Abronia fragrans Nutt. ex Hook.

Genus: Abronia
Family: Nyctaginaceae
      Tribe: Nyctagineae
Nomen number: 316867
Place of publication: Hooker's J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 5:261. 1853
Name Verified on: 27-Apr-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Jan-2001
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • fragrant sand-verbena  (Source: F Utah) - English
  • fragrant white sand-verbena  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • sweet sand-verbena  (Source: F Tex) - English

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Kansas, - Nebraska, - North Dakota, - Oklahoma, - South Dakota
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Montana, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - Utah


  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Galloway, L. A. 1975. Systematics of the North American desert species of Abronia and Tripterocalyx (Nyctaginaceae) (Brittonia) 27:344.
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles Arizona flora, ed. 2. 1969 (F Ariz)
  • Kindscher, K. Medicinal wild plants of the prairie: an ethnobotanical guide. 1992 (Med Wild Pl Prairie)
  • Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins A flora of New Mexico. 1980 (F New Mex)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. 1986 (F GPlains)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. Great Basin Naturalist Mem. 9. 1987 (F Utah)

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