More commonly known as the flowering maple, abutilons are found in temperate and subtropical regions. This is a group of often rangy, fast growing shrubs related to and somewhat resembling Hibiscus. They have attractive large, maple-like leaves. The blossoms are saucer to lantern shaped, usually 2-3" across and of many hues—white to lavender and yellow to scarlet and crimson. Many are virtually ever-blooming. I saw this one, which I believe to be abutilon ’orange drop’, in my local park only last week, and couldn’t resist taking a few images to show you.
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