Abronia umbellata ssp. breviflora
Rare Plant Identifiers
Latin Name: Abronia umbellata ssp. breviflora
Common Names: pink sand verbena
Designations: Federally Endangered, State Endangered (Oregon)
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Rock salt, herbicide, fire, and manual pull recommended for treatment of Ammophila arenaria in Abronia umbellata ssp. breviflora populations (CPC Website).
On the Oregon Coast a strong negetive correlation between this rare species abundance and non-native species, particularly Ammophila are aria (European beach grass) cover has been documented (Kaye 2004).
CPC Website (http://www.centerforplantconservation.org/NC_Choice.html accessed 2009). Abronia umbellata ssp. breviflora. Center for Plant Conservation National Collection of Endangered Plants, CPC, St. Louis, Missouri.
Kaye, T.N. 2004. Reintroducing the endangered pink sand-verbena to Pacific Coast beaches: Direct seeding and out-planting, pp. 131-139. In, M.B. Brooks, S.K. Carothers, and T. LaBlanca (eds.), The Ecology and Management of Rare Plants of Northwestern California: Proceedings from a 2002 Symposium of the North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, California.