Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.
Search native plant database:
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 (1837-1952), 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: 2008-06-25
Research By: DEW