Origin Of Genus Name: Abronia is Greek for "graceful."
Presidio Locations: Found in coastal foredunes.
Range In State: California coast. The Presidio is the type locality for this species.
Description: This native, perennial forms a dense prostrate mat on open sand dunes. It has long fleshy leaves and deep roots. The Russian naturalist Ivan Eschscholtz described and named this species from a specimen he collected in 1824 while visiting the Presidio. Blooms June to September.
Last updated: February 28, 2015