Sunday, November 17, 2013

Indian Mallow Fruits

Photo by Ned Harris 11/6/2013

Photo by Gene Spesard 11/6/2013

Many of the mallow family species in Sabino Canyon have beautiful fruits, as in the photo above. (Remember, the fruit is the thing that holds/has the seeds.) In the top photo, I've shaken some of the seeds out of the capsule. Each of the divisions holds a seed. Fred and I agree that this is one of the (four species of) Indian Mallows, most likely Abutilon abutiloides, but we'll wait for Joan Tedford to confirm. Or deny. Thanks to Ned, for taking photos for me whenever I ask. And to Gene, for getting the close up.

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