sand verbena

noun

Definition of sand verbena

: any of various western North American trailing or low-growing herbs (genus Abronia) of the four-o'clock family with flowers like the verbena

Examples of sand verbena in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first place with prominent blooms of desert sunflowers, and purple sand verbena will be Cathedral City, Riverside, according to The Desert Sun. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "Could There be Another Southern California Super Bloom in 2020?," 5 Feb. 2020 Joshua trees begin sprouting their creamy blossoms in February, and bright splotches from blooming cacti and wildflowers—including the desert lily, sand verbena, and ocotillo—dot the desert floor through April. Shawnté Salabert, Outside Online, "The Ultimate Joshua Tree National Park Travel Guide," 28 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of sand verbena

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Sand verbena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sand%20verbena. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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