Malvastrum aurantiacum (Scheele) Walp.
Wright's False Mallow
Malvaceae (Mallow Family)
Synonym(s): Malva aurantiaca, Malvastrum wrightii
USDA Symbol: MAAU
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Native Habitat: Uncommon, endemic perennial in Central and South Texas; in pastures and along creeks.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: Lovely yellow-orange flowers highlight this little-known and under-utilized plant.
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
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-MM-800 Collected 2006-12-04 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Malvastrum aurantiacum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Malvastrum aurantiacum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Malvastrum aurantiacum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff