All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Sand Verbena</strong>
<em>Abronia angustifolia</em>
White Sands National Monument
Oct. 1, 2008

This is usually the first flower listed in the scientific name listing of western wildflower books! Sometimes it has darker pink flowers, this ...
Sand Verbena
Abronia angustifolia
White Sands National Monument
Oct. 1, 2008

This is usually the first flower listed in the scientific name listing of western wildflower books! Sometimes it has darker pink flowers, this one was a pale pink. Note the fuzzy leaves, this is a common adaptation of desert plants to help prevent dehydration.


clr: 3-p

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