Texas Hermannia, Texas Burstwort
Hermannia texana Gray
Longevity : Perennial
Mexican Mallow grows in dry rocky calcareous or gypseous soils of the Edwards Plateau and South Texas Plains. It is an erect plant reaching a height of 6 to 18 inches. The stem is covered with star-like hairs. The leaves are roundish with toothed margins and are 1 to 2 1/2 inches long. The orange-red flower is urn-shaped and about 1/4 to 3/8 inch long. The 5 petals are curled into a hollow tube and hang downwards. The fruit has soft spine-like projections. Mexican Mallow blooms from April to October.
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