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Bloomquist, Marvin G.
Abutilon wrightii A. Gray
Wright's Indian mallow
USDA Symbol: ABWR
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Leaves of the Mallow Family are borne singly and in many species are veined palmately; they are lobed, cleft, or divided palmately. The flowers have 5 petals and 5 sepals. The distinctive feature of the family is that the numerous stamens have their filaments united into a tube surrounding the style of the pistil. The pistil is made up of several segments, each provided with a style and stigma, usually joined at the base. Some plants of this family are cultivated, such as cotton, okra, hibiscus, and rose-of-sharon.
The species name of this plant is for Charles Wright, 1811-1885, world-wide botanical collector but mainly in Texas (1837-1852), Cuba and his native Connecticut.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Record Last Modified: 2014-02-13
Research By: DEW