genus of western North American herbs having showy flowers
The genus Abronia, also known as Arboreal Alligator Lizards, belongs to the family of Anguidae. Members of this genus are found in Central to northeastern South America. These lizards are almost exclusively arboreal and can be found as high as up to 40 m in trees.
Abronia, the sand-verbena, is a genus of about 35-40 species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants in the family Nyctaginaceae. Despite the common name, they are not related to the vervains (Verbena, family Verbenaceae).