Also called Curly Abutilon and Pelotazo.
Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Origin: Found on dry slopes, canyons, roadsides, and desert-scrub communities below 3500 ft.
Family: Malvaceae, the mallow family
Sun: Full to part
Soil: Good drainage preferred
Temperature: Hardy to 15 degrees F
Pruning: Cut back periodically
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Nectar rich flowers. Host for Arizona Powdered Skipper, Texas Powdered Skipper,
Erichson’s White Skipper, Northern White Skipper
Notes: It blooms sporadically throughout most of the year whenever there is sufficient rain. Late summer and early fall after the summer monsoon rains is the peak blooming time.
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