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Abutilon incanum (Link) Sweet
Pelotazo, Indian mallow, Shrubby Indian mallow
Synonym(s): Abutilon incanum ssp. incanum, Abutilon incanum ssp. pringlei, Abutilon pringlei
USDA Symbol: abin
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, OK Native Distribution: In
dry and rocky open woodlands and prairies from the Edwards Plateau to West Texas. Native Habitat:
Dry, rocky open woodlands and prairies.
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Dry Drought Tolerance:
High Conditions Comments:
Indian mallow has gray, slightly velvety foliage which provides interesting texture in a xeric garden. Cut it back in the winter to encourage bushy, new spring growth. Indian mallow is a larval host plant and a nectar
source for several butterfly species.
Used in dried flower
arrangements. Conspicuous Flowers:
Butterflies Larval Host:
Texas Powdered Skipper, Common Streaky-Skipper Nectar Source:
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Description: Grows better through the warmer seasons.
Seed Collection: Collect seed throughout summer.
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0033
Collected Sept. 22, 1990 in Bexar County by Judith C. Berry
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-515
Collected 2007-07-09 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2013-08-06
Research By: TWC Staff, MWJ