Pink Sandverbena

Photo Credit: Oregon Department of Agriculture


  • Species Common Name Pink Sandverbena
  • Species Scientific Name Abronia umbellata var. breviflora
  • Federal Listing Status Species of Concern
  • State Listing Status Endangered


Special needs

Pink sandverbena is found in open, sandy habitat (dunes and beaches). This species requires ephemeral sites created by storms.

Limiting factors

Pink sandverbena has narrow habitat requirements. Habitat loss due to European beachgrass invasion and impacts from off-highway vehicles threaten this species. Winter storms can destroy plants but also create new habitat and disperse seeds.

Conservation actions

Continue efforts to control European beachgrass and manage off-highway vehicle use at known sites of occurrence. Continue to monitor populations.

Key reference or plan

Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Conservation