Palmer's Indian mallow Malvaceae Abutilon palmeri A. Gray Listen to the Latin symbol: ABPA Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, nearly round to cordate, coarsely serrate, densely woolly pubescent/velvety above and below, blue-green above and below.
Flower: Very attractive and poppy-like, 5 yellow to orange petals, approximately 1 inch, blooming for most of the summer.
Fruit: A round, multi-parted dry capsule, 1/2 inch in diameter, base covered in dense silky pubescence.
Twig: Densely pubescent and slender, red-brown.
Bark: Green to brown.
Form: A dense rounded shrub, commonly to 4 feet, may reach 8 feet.
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Additional Range Information:
Abutilon palmeri is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting Palmer's Indian mallow.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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