Abronia villosa is a species of sand-verbena known by the common name desert sand-verbena. It is native to the deserts of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico and the southern California and Baja coast.
Abronia villosa is a short, hairy annual wildflower which grows in creeping prostrate masses along the ground. It has oval-shaped dull green leaves and many peduncles bearing rounded inflorescences of bright magenta or purplish-pink flowers. It grows in the sand of the deserts and coastlines.It has a very sweet Fragrance, and is also very sticky. They usually grow between February and May.
Starks, Courtney (27 August 2010). "Abronione, a rotenoid from the desert annual Abronia villosa". Phytochemistry Letters.
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