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Abutilon thurberi

Abutilon thurberi A. Gray

Thurber's False Velvetleaf, Thurber's Indian Mallow, Thurber's Indian-mallow

Malvaceae (Mallow family)


USDA Symbol: ABTH2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


Native Habitat: Dry, open shrublands.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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