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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Abutilon hypoleucum A. Gray
Rio Grande abutilon, White-leaf indian-mallow, Whiteleaf Indian mallow
USDA Symbol: abhy
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
This is a softly rounded, 4 ft. tall, deciduous shrub with lime-green, velvety leaves and yellow to orange, 1-2 in. blooms opening every afternoon.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Flowers 1 to 2 inches
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
DistributionUSA: TX Native Distribution:
Rio Grand plains and valley in TX; adjacent Mex. Native Habitat:
Flood plains, bottomland, Shaded woods, Palm groves, Canyons
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Moist, well-drained sand or loam, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam
BenefitUse Ornamental: Blooms ornamental, Long-blooming, Attractive
Use Wildlife: Nectar-insects.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Larval Host: Laviana skipper butterfly.
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Description: Propagation is by seed or softwood cuttings.
Seed Collection: Seed stored in a cool, dry place may keep up to five years.
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Record Last Modified: 2007-12-23
Research By: TWC Staff