Abutilon hypoleucum A. Gray
Whiteleaf Indian Mallow, White-leaf Indian-mallow, Rio Grande Abutilon
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
USDA Symbol: ABHY
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Flower: Flowers 1 to 2 inches
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Native Distribution: Rio Grand plains and valley in TX, south to Oaxaca in southern Mexico
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.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX
BibliographyBibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
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Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Abutilon hypoleucum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Abutilon hypoleucum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Abutilon hypoleucum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-04-13
Research By: TWC Staff