The Next Generation

indian mallow seedhead
Value is Relative

Your brilliant cadmium flower catches the eye in the brilliant hues of autumn, but you carry the next generation in your spring sepia pockets.

Indian Mallow (abutilon insixum) finds its common name in its country of origin, India, and is revered for its uses in traditional medicine. Arriving here it’s seen as an invasive plant, an opportunistic seed dropper that sprouts and thrives in many conditions. I always leave a few plants in my garden because I love the velvety heart-shaped leaves and the brilliant yellow-orange flowers, but mostly those seeds heads shaped like a kettle with these intricately crennelated tops. In spring they are exceptional.

I always wait until spring to cut back plants in my garden, and make a bouquet of these sepia seed hulls and stems for autumn decoration.

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