|Scientific Name||Abutilon fruticosum (Abutilon texense)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ABFR3|
|Common Name||Texas Indian Mallow, Pelotazo||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||181989|
|Family||Malvaceae (Mallow)||Flora of North America Ref.||Click Here|
Habitat: Dry, calcareous soils in prairies, open woods and rocky areas.
Plant: Upright to sprawling perennial shrub commonly 2 to 3 feet tall (or wide), hairy stem, branched or unbranched.
Leaves:Thick, alternate, mostly ovate-cordate, sharp to tapering point, toothed edges, with tiny star-shaped hairs underneath; up to 4 inches long, smaller on the branchlets.
Inflorescence: Solitary orange-yellow blossoms in the leaf axils, from 3/8 to 1-inch across, 5 petals, numerous stamens.
Bloom Period: June to October.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, Wildflower.org and USDA Plant Fact Sheet by James E. Smith.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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