Definition of Indian mallow
1. Noun. Tropical American weed having pale yellow or orange flowers naturalized in southern United States.
2. Noun. Tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States.
Generic synonyms: Mallow
Group relationships: Abutilon, Genus Abutilon
Lexicographical Neighbors of Indian Mallow
Literary usage of Indian mallow
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"URENA, indian mallow. ... Cliff, indian mallow, with angular Leaves. 3. ... indian mallow, with Leaves divided like ..."
2. The Fairyland of Flowers: A Popular Illustrated Botany by Mara Louise Pratt-Chadwick (1890)
"(indian mallow.) MARSH-MALLOW.—The anthers are at the top of the column of ... INDIAN-MALLOW.—This is quite like the Sida, with perfect flowers and pods of ..."
3. The Fairyland of Flowers: A Popular Illustrated Botany for the Home and School by Mara Louise Pratt-Chadwick (1890)
"INDIAN-MALLOW.—This is quite like the Sida, with perfect flowers and pods of from five to fifteen cells hut there MI f from three to nine seeds in a cell ..."
4. Public School Methods (1921)
"... FROM indian mallow weeds having seed pods—the milkweed, the teasel, the Jamestown or jimson weed, the cat-tail, the thistle and the indian mallow. ..."
5. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"URENA, L. indian mallow. Malvaceae. From vernacular uren, Malabar. Herbs or shrubs. About 5 species, tropical regions; 1 in US a. ..."