Herissantia crispa

Also called Curly Abutilon and Pelotazo.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Found on dry slopes, canyons, roadsides, and desert-scrub communities below 3500 ft.
Family: Malvaceae, the mallow family
Size: 3′
Sun: Full to part
Watering: Moderate
Growth Rate:
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 SkipperTexas Powdered Skipper
Erichson’s White SkipperNorthern 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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