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yellow sand verbena, Abronia latifolia(noun)
plant having hemispherical heads of yellow trumpet-shaped flowers; found in coastal dunes from California to British Columbia
The perennial flower Abronia latifolia is a species of sand-verbena known commonly as the coastal, or yellow sand-verbena. It is native to the west coast of North America, from southern California to the Canadian border. The plant bears attractive neatly rounded heads of small, bright golden flowers. The individual flowers have no petals; rather, they are composed of yellow bracts forming a trumpet-shaped calyx about the stamens. It bears a small, winged fruit. The plant grows in succulent mats on sand or other coastal substrate. The roots of the plant are edible.
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