|Scientific Name||Abutilon malacum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ABMA3|
|Common Name||Yellow Indian Mallow||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||21666|
|Description||Habitat: Dry soils in open areas on rocky hillsides and gravelly flats.
Plant: Upright, leafy perennial up to 3 feet tall; woody base and branching stems with minute hairs.
Leaves: Alternate, broadly ovate with cordate bases and acuminate tips; 1-1/4 to 2-3/4 inches long and almost as wide; on petioles half to nearly as long as the blade; edges are irregularly dentate and the surfaces bluish-green.
Inflorescence: Compact panicles of yellow-orange cup-shaped flowers about 1-1/4 inches across, 5 rounded petals and protruding stamen column and styles.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, SEINet and Flora of North America.
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