Albutilon fruticosum

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Scientific Name Albutilon fruticosum USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Texas Indian Mallow, Pelotazo ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Malvaceae (Mallow) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Habitat: Dry areas in prairies, open woods and rocky areas.
Plant: Upright to sprawling perennial 2 to 3 feet tall (or wide), hairy stem.
Leaves: Thick, 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.
References: Descr. adapted from
Texas Status

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