Abutilon wrightii A. Gray
Wright's Indian mallow
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
USDA Symbol: ABWR
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Abutilon wrightii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Abutilon wrightii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Abutilon wrightii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-02-13
Research By: DEW