The ragged mallow (Abutilon pannosum) is a shrubby herb (3) with erect or spreading stems which branch out from the base. The stems are covered with yellow hairs (4).
The oval or heart-shaped leaves of this tall perennial shrub (2) (4) are velvety on both surfaces and have irregularly toothed edges (2) (3) (4).
The flowers of the ragged mallow are located on the ends of long stalks (4), and are either solitary (2) (4) or found in clusters (4). Each flower has five petals (4) which are approximately two centimetres long (2), and are either yellow (2) (4) or orange with a dark red to purple base (3).
The ragged mallow produces small, rounded fruits which have obvious ridges and furrows (2). Each fruit is densely packed with flat compartments, with one seed per section (4).
The brown (4), hairy (3) (4) seeds of the ragged mallow are usually kidney-shaped (2), and are just 2 to 2.5 millimetres long (2) (3).
- Height: 1 - 3 m (2)