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Fragrant White Sand-verbena - Abronia fragrans

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

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General Description
Taprooted perennial herbs. Stems sparsely pubescent, glandular, ascending, 10–15 cm long. Leaf blades glabrous, ovate to lanceolate, 1–3 cm long. Inflorescence axillary, long-stemmed clusters subtended by 5 separate, ovate involucral bracts 5–10 mm long. Flowers: calyx white, corolla-like, salverform, ca. 12 mm long with 5 bilobed lobes; stamens ca. 5, included; style included; stigma linear. Fruit broadly conical, pubescent, ca. 6 mm long with 3- to 5-veined wings above. MT has varieties fragrans and elliptica (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Scattered across MT in Beaverhead, Carbon and Prairie counties; south to NM, TX, and Mexico (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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Habitat
Sandy or gravelly soil of grasslands, steppe, roadsides; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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