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Coastal Indian mallow Abutilon permolle
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014 In habitat, Blazingstar Preserve, Palm Beach County, Florida Enlarge
General Landscape Uses:
Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Ecological Restoration Notes: A fairly common element of rockland hammock edges in the Florida Keys, rarer elsewhere. It tolerates disturbed, even scraped, soils, but needs some organic material to thrive.
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description: Medium shrub with velvety leaves and showy yellow flowers.
Dimensions: Typically 3-6 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.
Growth Rate: Moderate.
Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Collier counties; disjunct in Manatee County, where presumed extirpated; West Indies, Mexico and Central America.