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Abutilon wrightii  (Wright's indian mallow)
Bloomquist, Marvin G.

Abutilon wrightii

Abutilon wrightii A. Gray

Wright's Indian mallow

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)

Synonym(s):

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.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow

Distribution

USA: NM , TX

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Abutilon wrightii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Abutilon wrightii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Abutilon wrightii

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-02-13
Research By: DEW

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