Indian Mallow Abutilon palmeri This water-smart shrub has velvety, gray-green foliage. Bright mango-colored blossoms are a favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies from spring through summer while its soft, rounded form makes it perfect for blending with other landscape forms. Heat/reflective heat tolerant.
Nectar source for hummingbirds and butterflies Larval food plant for Arizona Powdered Skippers Showy, colorful blooms Soft, round form adds great landscape texture Works well in native container plantings Heat and reflective heat tolerant
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Butterflies and moths make up one of the largest insect orders called Lepidoptera which has 160,000 recognized species worldwide. There are over 250 species of butterflies in the Sonoran Desert.