Abronia villosa is a species of sand-verbena known by the common names desert sand-verbena and chaparral sand-verbena. It is in the four o'clock plant family (Nyctaginaceae). It is native to the deserts of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico and the southern California and Baja coast.
Abronia villosa is a short, hairy annual wildflower which grows in creeping prostrate masses along the ground or low. It has oval-shaped dull green leaves and many peduncles bearing rounded inflorescences of bright magenta or purplish-pink flowers. It grows in the sand of the deserts and coastlines.It has a very sweet Fragrance, and is also very sticky. They usually grow between February and May.
The rotenoids abronione and boeravinone C, and the terpenoid lupeol can be found in A. villosa.